Metals in Therapy and Diagnosis
Metals in Therapy and Diagnosis

Research Group García ‒ Universidad de Burgos

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Javier García Tojal

Team leader


The research group at the University of Burgos works on the synthesis of new coordination compounds and the study of structure-property and structure-activity relationships. The chemical systems studied are diverse: palladium- and platinum-thionate derivatives, organometallic complexes of ruthenium(II), rhodium(III) and iridium(III), molybdenum complexes, first-row transition metal ions with polydentate ligands (e.g. thiosemicarbazonecopper(II) compounds) and d-f metal systems with dinucleating ligands. We analyse the interaction of these metal-based compounds with biomolecules such as nucleobases, and we investigate their spectroscopic and magnetic features, their catalytic activity and antitumoral properties. Our goals are to find structural and functional models of biological systems involving metal ions related with human diseases and to achieve compounds with potential applications in the fields of chemotherapy and bioimaging.


Research group members:

Gustavo Adolfo Espino Ordóñez, Aránzazu Mendía Jalón, María Remedios Pedrosa Sáez

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1 January 2018: Adoración Gómez-Quiroga becomes the coordinator of the network


7 March 2017: Conchita Gimeno is one of the awardees of the IUPAC 2017 Distinguished Women in Chemistry


14 october 2015: The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain finances the network

Ref: CTQ2015-70371-REDT

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