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Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
Volume 2011, Article ID 803292, 7 pages
Research Article

Synthesis, Characterization, Crystal Structure, and Biological Studies of a Cadmium(II) Complex with a Tridentate Ligand 4′-Chloro-2,2′:6′,2′′-Terpyridine

1Chemistry Department, Payame Noor University, Tehran 19395-4697, Iran
2Departamento de Quimica Inorganica, Facultad de Quimica, Universidade de Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
3Department of Biology, Islamic Azad University, Tehran North Campus, Tehran, Iran
4Department of Chemistry, Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin 34149-16818, Iran

Received 25 January 2011; Revised 23 March 2011; Accepted 24 March 2011

Academic Editor: Giovanni Natile

Copyright © 2011 L. A. Saghatforoush et al. 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.


A new Cd(II) complex with the ligand 4′-chloro-2,2′6′,2′′-terpyridine (Cltpy), [Cd(Cltpy)(I)2], has been synthesized and characterized by CHN elemental analysis, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, and IR spectroscopy and structurally analyzed by X-ray single-crystal diffraction. The single-crystal X-ray analyses show that the coordination number in complex is five with three terpyridine (Cltpy) N-donor atoms and two iodine atoms. The antibacterial activities of Cltpy and its Cd(II) complex are tested against different bacteria.