Six dibutyl-l,3,2-dioxastannolanes, including two enantiomeric pairs, exhibited greater in vitro antitumour activity towards a variety of human tumour cell lines than cisplatin but with little discrimination, suggesting hydrolysis to a common cytotoxic intermediate. A cell line hypersensitive to mitochondrial inhibitors (CI80-13S) was not sensitive to any of the test compounds, suggesting that cell mechanisms other than, or in addition to, mitochondrial function are targeted by tin antitumour agents. A pigmented melanoma cell line (MM418c5) was resistant to the test compounds, which were found to be sequestered by melanin. This resistance was not observed with triphenyltin hydroxide.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Applied Organometallic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1997|