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Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
Volume 2013, Article ID 351262, 7 pages
Research Article

Preparation, Characterization, and Antimicrobial Activities of Bimetallic Complexes of Sarcosine with Zn(II) and Sn(IV)

1Department of Chemistry, GC University, Faisalabad 38000, Pakistan
2Department of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 45320, Pakistan
3Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 38000, Pakistan

Received 29 April 2013; Accepted 30 August 2013

Academic Editor: Claudio Pettinari

Copyright © 2013 Yasir Arafat 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.


Heterobimetallic complexes of Zn(II) and Sn(IV) with sarcosine have been synthesized at room temperature under stirring conditions by the reaction of sarcosine and zinc acetate in 2 : 1 molar ratio followed by the stepwise addition of CS2 and organotin(IV) halides, where R = Me, n-Bu, and Ph. The complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR and NMR (1H, 13C) spectroscopy. IR data showed that the ligand acts in a bidentate manner. NMR data revealed the four coordinate geometry in solution state. In vitro antimicrobial activities data showed that complexes (3) and (4) were effective against bacterial and fungal strains with few exceptions.