J. Iran. Chem. Soc., Vol. 6, No. 2 June 2009, pp.310~316.

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Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) Complexes of a Tertraaza Macrocyclic Ligand: Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Screening

S. Chandraa,*, M. Tyagia and K. Sharmab

aDepartment of Chemistry, Zakir Husain College, University of Delhi, JLN Marg, New Delhi-110002, India
bDepartment of Chemistry, MAIT, IP University, Sec-22, Rohini, Delhi, India

Manganese(II), cobalt(II), nickel(II) and copper(II) complexes with 1,5,11,15-tetraaza-21,22-dioxo-tricyclo [19,3,1,I6,10]-5,10,15-20-dicosatetraene (L), as a new macrocyclicligand, have been synthesized with and characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductance measurements, magnetic susceptibility measurements, mass, IR, electronic and EPR spectral studies. The molar conductance measurements of the complexes in DMF correspond to non-electrolytic nature of Mn(II), Co(II) and Cu(II) complexes, while showing a 1:2 electrolyte for thew Ni(II) complexe. Thus, these complexes may be formulated as [M(L)X2] and [Ni(L)]X2 (where M = Mn(II), Co(II) and Cu(II) and X = Cl- and NO3-). On the basis of IR, electronic and EPR spectral studies, an octahedral geometry has been assigned for Mn(II) and Co(II), a square planar for Ni(II) and tetragonal for Cu(II) complexes. In vitro ligand and its metal complexes were also screened against the growth of some fungal and bacterial species in order to assess their antimicrobial properties.

Keywords: Macrocyclic ligand, Metal complexes, Spectral characterization, Biological screening

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