Document Type


Date of Award



College of Science, Engineering, and Technology (COSET)

Degree Name

MS in Chemistry

Committee Co-Chairperson

Tuan D Phan

Committee Member 1

Sonya Good

Committee Member 2

Yuanjian Deng

Committee Member 3

Hector Miranda


Diruthenium, Diruthenium Complexes, Diruthenium In Anticancer Activity, Diruthenium Synthesis and Properties


This review provides an overview of some diruthenium complexes with respect to their synthesis methods, physical, and chemical properties. Diruthenium complexes discussed in this thesis play a part an important role in various fields, including medicine, catalysis, biology, nanoscience, redox and photoactive materials. Some synthesis methods will be discussed, which help researchers to enhance experimental conditions. Diruthenium complexes are able to bind to DNA and inhibit its replication and protein synthesis, an important property in cancer treatment. A review of synthesis methods and properties of some diruthenium complexes, [Ru2(ibp)4Cl], [Ru2(asp)4Cl], [Ru2(npx)4(H2O)2]PF6, and [Ru2(ind)4(H2O)2]PF6, that exhibited biological activities is presented in this thesis.