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Synthesis, Characterisation and Antimicrobial studies of Dinuclear copper(II) complexes derived from Pentadentate Schiff base ligand

Author Affiliations

  • 1 PG & Research Department of Chemistry, Muthurangam Govt. Arts College (Autonomous), Vellore-632 002, INDIA
  • 2 PG & Research Department of Chemistry, D.K.M. College for Women (Autonomous), Vellore-632 001, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 4, Issue (3), Pages 68-75, March,18 (2014)


Four dinuclear Schiff base copper(II) complexes [CuL(O2CC6-p-X)] (1-4) [where X = OH(1), NH), O2CH4), NO2(4)], where HL is a trianionic pentadentate Schiff base ligand 1,3-bis(5-chlorosalicylideneamino) propan-2-ol were synthesised without isolating Schiff base ligand. The synthesised complexes were characterised by molar conductance, C, H and N analyses, UV-Vis., FTIR, EPR spectroscopic techniques and CV. The synthesised complexes have been screened for in vitro antibacterial activity against three Gram-positive bacteria Bacillus subitlis, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pyogenes as well as three Gram-negative bacteria Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumonia, and anti fungal activity against C. albicans, C. glabrata and C. tropicalis.


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