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Research Letters in Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2009, Article ID 945670, 4 pages
Research Letter

Antifungal and Spectral Studies of Cr(III) and Mn(II) Complexes Derived from πŸ‘ , πŸ‘ β€² -Thiodipropionic Acid Derivative

Department of Chemistry, Zakir Husain College, University of Delhi, J.L. Nehru Marg, New Delhi 110002, India

Received 24 April 2009; Accepted 7 July 2009

Academic Editor: Georgii Nikonov

Copyright © 2009 Sulekh Chandra and Amit Kumar Sharma. 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.


The Cr(III) and Mn(II) complexes with a ligand derived from 3 , 3 ξ…ž -thiodipropionic acid have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductance measurements, magnetic susceptibility measurements, IR, UV, and EPR spectral studies. The complexes are found to have [Cr(L)X] X 2 and [Mn(L)X]X, compositions, where L = quinquedentate ligand and X = N O 3 βˆ’ , C l βˆ’ and O A c βˆ’ . The complexes possess the six coordinated octahedral geometry with monomeric compositions. The evaluated bonding parameters, 𝐴 i s o and 𝛽 , account for the covalent type metal-ligand bonding. The fungicidal activity of the compounds was evaluated in vitro by employing Food Poison Technique.