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Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)



First Advisor

Elizabeth F. Day

First Committee Member

Patrick R. Jones

Second Committee Member

Mike Mccallum

Third Committee Member

Roshanak Rahimian


Covalent binding of dinuclear metal carboxylate compounds to purine DNA nucleobases has been shown to be a source of anticancer activity, and has resulted in intense research to understand the coordination of metal complexes to DNA. This investigation focuses on the formation of dirhenium metal:dinucleotide complexes of purine nucleobases. To our knowledge, complexes formed by the reaction of dinuclear rhenium metal compounds with dinucleotides have not been reported in the literature.



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