Metal ion complexes are playing an increasing role in the development of antimicrobials. We review here the antimicrobial properties of cobalt coordination complexes in oxidation state 3+. In addition to reviewing the cobalt complexes containing polydentate donor ligands, we also focus on the antimicrobial activity of the homoleptic [Co(NH3)6]3+ ion. © 2010 by the authors.
Chang, E. L., Simmers, C., & Knight, D. A. (2010). Cobalt complexes as antiviral and antibacterial agents. Pharmaceuticals. https://doi.org/10.3390/ph3061711