Cisplatin

by Mitch Miller,
NetGenics, Inc.

structure of cisplatin

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Cisplatin or cis diamminedichloroplatinum (DDP) is an inorganic compound that is widely used for the treatment of a variety of tumors. It is a fascinating compound in its serendipitous discovery, its therapeutic power, its mechanism of action and in the challenge its simple structure poses to many chemical software packages.
Some excellent discussions of cisplatin are available on the Web.

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