9.27     Discuss briefly giving an example in each case the role of coordination compounds in:

                (ii) medicinal chemistry

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The role of coordination compounds in the medicine industry is very huge such as the use of chelate therapy in medicinal chemistry. The excess of copper and iron are removed by the chelating ligands D–penicillamine and desferrioxamine B via the formation of coordination compounds. Nowadays,  some coordination compounds of platinum (such as cis–platin and related compounds) effectively inhibit the growth of tumours.