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Corbi P.P.,University of Campinas | Corbi P.P.,Centro University Rio Of Araraquara Uniara | Quintao F.A.,Centro University Rio Of Araraquara Uniara | Ferraresi D.K.D.,Centro University Rio Of Araraquara Uniara | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Coordination Chemistry | Year: 2010

A new gold(I) complex with N-acetyl-L-cysteine was synthesized and characterized by chemical and spectroscopic techniques. The elemental and thermal analyses of the solid compound fit to the composition AuC 5H8NO3S·0.75H2O. Solid-state 13C-nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR) and infrared (IR) analyses indicate the coordination of the ligand to Au(I) through sulfur. The insolubility of the complex in both polar and non-polar solvents supports a polymeric structure. The antibacterial activity of the complex was evaluated by antibiogram assays using the disc diffusion method. The compound showed effective antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus (Gram positive) and Escherichia coli (Gram negative) bacterial cells. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.

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