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Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 543014, 12 pages
Research Article

Axially Ligated Zirconium(IV) Tetraphenylporphyrin: Synthesis, Characterization, and Biological Activity

P.G. Department of Chemistry, University of Jammu and Kashmir 180006, India

Received 30 May 2014; Revised 26 August 2014; Accepted 4 September 2014; Published 14 October 2014

Academic Editor: Claudio Pettinari

Copyright © 2014 Gauri D. Bajju 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 series of 5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphinatozirconium(IV) acetylacetonatophenolates containing different phenols as axial ligands [Zr(TPP)(Y)(X)] (TPP = 5,10.15,20-tetraphenyl-21H, 23H-porphine; Y = acac; X = different phenolates) have been synthesized and characterized by various spectrochemical studies. The complexes were also screened for antimicrobial activities. Antifungal activity of some adducts has been carried out against the fungal strain Sclerotium rolfsii. Most of the complexes have shown good antibacterial activity.