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Advances in Chemistry
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 506851, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/506851
Research Article

Cobalt(II) and Manganese(II) Complexes of Novel Schiff Bases, Synthesis, Charcterization, and Thermal, Antimicrobial, Electronic, and Catalytic Features

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Arts and Science, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Avsar Kampusu, 46100 Kahramanmaras, Turkey

Received 6 June 2014; Accepted 28 July 2014; Published 21 August 2014

Academic Editor: Alessandro D’Annibale

Copyright © 2014 Selma Bal and Sedat Salih Bal. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Carbazoles containing two new Schiff bases (Z,Z)-N,N′-bis[(9-ethyl-9H-carbazole-3-yl)methylene]propane-1,3 diamine (L1) and (Z,Z)-N,N′-bis[(9-ethyl-9H-carbazole-3-yl)methylene]-2,2-dimethylpropane-1,3-diamine (L2) and their Co(II) and Mn(II) complexes were synthesized and characterized using various spectroscopic methods and thermal analysis, which gave high thermal stability results for the ligands and their cobalt complexes. The title compounds were examined for their antimicrobial and antifungal activities, which resulted in high activity values for the ligands and their manganese complexes. Oxidation reactions carried out on styrene and cyclohexene revealed that the complex compounds were the most effective catalysts for styrene oxidation, giving good selectivities than those of cyclohexene oxidation. Electronic features of the synthesized compounds were also reported within this work.