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Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 457478, 7 pages
Research Article

Synthesis, Characterization, and Antifungal Studies of Cr(III) Complex of Norfloxacin and Bipiridyl Ligand

Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007, India

Received 14 May 2014; Revised 22 July 2014; Accepted 15 August 2014; Published 3 September 2014

Academic Editor: Guillermo Mendoza-Diaz

Copyright © 2014 Anamika Debnath 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 novel slightly distorted octahedral complex of Cr(III) of norfloxacin (Nor) with the formula [(Nor)(Bipy)Cl2]Cl·2CH3OH has been synthesized hydrothermally in the presence of a N-containing heterocyclic compound 2,2′-bipyridyl (Bipy). The complex was characterized with FT-IR, elemental analysis, UV-visible spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography. Spectral studies suggest that the Nor acts as a deprotonated bidentate ligand. Thermal studies were also carried out. The synthesised complex was screened against four fungi Pythium aphanidermatum (PA), Sclerotinia rolfsii (SR), Rhizoctonia solani (RS), and Rhizoctonia bataticola (RB).