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trans-Diamminedichloroplatinum(II) acts as a reversible RNA-protein cross-linking agent. It is also used in plating baths. It reacts with DNA after hydrolysis to get both intra and interstrand crosslinks. These crosslinks appear to impair replication and transcription of DNA.
Tsotsoros, S. D.; Qu, Y.; Farrell, N. P. The reaction of dichlorodiammineplatinum(II), [PtCl2(NH3)2], isomers with zinc fingers. J. Inorg. Biochem. 2015, 143, 117-122.
Wang, Y.; Benzina, A.; Molin, D. G. M.; Akker, N. V. D.; Gagliardi, M.; Koole, L. H. Preparation and structure of drug-carrying biodegradable microspheres designed for transarterial chemoembolization therapy. J. Biomater. Sci., Polym. Ed. 2015, 26 (2), 77-91.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H334-H317-H341-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Suspected of causing genetic defects. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P262-P280h-P305+P351+P338-P308+P313
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Wear protective gloves/clothing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.