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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.


The solubilisation of natural compound, (+)-usnic acid, in micellar solutions of gemini (N,N’-didecyl-N,N,N’,N’-tetramethylethane-1,2-diyldiammonium dibromide) and heterogemini (decyl 2-[decyl(dimethyl)ammonio]ethylphosphate) surfactants and their equimolar mixture has been studied. The highest solubility was found for gemini surfactant. The relationship between synergism in surface properties of mixture of surfactants and their solubilisation properties is also discussed.