Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society 2013 Volume 78, Issue 7, Pages: 947-957
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New complexes of Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) with Schiff base N,N’-bis-(3-methoxy-saliciliden)-3,3’-dimethylbenzidine

Alan Ionela, Kriza Angela, Dracea Olguta, Stanica Nicolae

The new N,N’-bis-(3-methoxy-saliciliden)-3,3’-dimetilbenzidine (H2L) Schiff base and complexes with Co(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) of type [M(HL)Cl(H2O)] (M=Co(II), Cu(II)) [M2L(H2O)4]X2 (M=Co(II), X=ClO4 and M=Cu(II), X=NO3) and [M2L(CH3COO)2] (M=Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II)) were synthesised. The ligand and complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, conductibility measurements, magnetic moments at room temperature, IR, NMR, UV-VIS-NIR, EPR spectra and thermogravimetric analysis. A molar ratio of 1:1 or 1:2 between ligand and metal was determined from the elemental analysis. Except for perchlorate complex that behave as electrolyte, the rest of complexes are non-electrolytes. The spectral data suggest a tetrahedral, pseudo-tetrahedral or square-planar stereochemistry respectively, data confirmed by magnetic behaviour of complexes. The antimicrobial tests indicate a fungicide effect both for ligand and complexes.

Keywords: Schiff base, o-tolidine, o-vanilline, EPR spectra, antimicrobial activity