Evaluation of potential antiinflammatory activity of copper (ii) and zinc(ii) benzene-1, 4-diylbis(oxyacetates), free benzene-1, 4-diylbis(oxyacetic)acid and their mixtures in rats
Using rat paw dextran- and/or carageenan-induced edemas, the antiinflammatory activity of copper(II) and zinc(II) benzene-1,4-diylbis(oxyacetates) (compexes 1c and 1z) and free benzen-1,4-diylbis(oxyacetic)acid (1a) and their equimolar mixtures (1cz, 1ac and 12az) were evaluated plethysmometrically. All the tested compounds were administered intraperitoneally in the single dose 50μmol/kg of body weight (calculated for the carboxylate fragment) 30 minutes before injecting the irritant. The antiphlogistic activity of the compounds (expressed as a mean edema reduction) was found as: 1a 27.6 % / -23,0 % < 1c 44.2 % / 34.7 < 1z 69.2 % / 30.3 % < 1cz 59.7 % / 67.0 % < 1ac 53.1 % / 77.6 % < 1az 83.8 % / 85.5 %. The relationships between the coordination-chemical properties and the biological effects on the corresponding compounds are discussed.