Structural Elucidation, 3D Molecular Modeling and Antibacterial Activity of Ni (II), Co (II), Cu (II) and Mn (II) Complexes Containing Salophen Ligand

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Md. Ali Asraf
Md. Mahbubur Rahman
D. C. Kabiraz
Rezaul H. Ansary
Md. Faruk Hossen
Md. Fazlul Haque
C. M. Zakaria


The salophen ligand and its complexes of Ni(II), Co(II), Cu(II), and Mn(II) are explored in terms of synthesis, conductivity; magnetic measurements, elemental analysis, FT-IR; electronic spectra, and antibacterial activities. The 3D molecular modeling structures of the ligand and its metal complexes are obtained by using Argus lab software. The experimental data shows that the ligand is tetradentate and bonded to the metal ion via N2O2 donor atoms. Antibacterial activity of the synthesized compounds are checked against the microbes Bacillus cereus and Escherichia coli. The metal complexes exhibit antibacterial activity higher than that of the free ligand. This works contributes to the science of Schiff base compounds, in addition to stimulating the synthesis of new ligands and its complexes for the future advancement of coordination chemistry.

Schiff base, tetradentate ligand, complexation, molecular modeling, antibacterial activity.

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Asraf, M. A., Rahman, M. M., Kabiraz, D. C., Ansary, R. H., Hossen, M. F., Haque, M. F., & Zakaria, C. M. (2019). Structural Elucidation, 3D Molecular Modeling and Antibacterial Activity of Ni (II), Co (II), Cu (II) and Mn (II) Complexes Containing Salophen Ligand. Asian Journal of Applied Chemistry Research, 3(3), 1-15.
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