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International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2011, Article ID 650186, 7 pages
Research Article

Synthesis, Characterization, and Magnetic and Thermal Studies on Some Metal(II) Thiophenyl Schiff Base Complexes

Inorganic Chemistry Unit, Department of Chemistry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Received 7 November 2010; Revised 22 December 2010; Accepted 31 December 2010

Academic Editor: Maurizio Peruzzini

Copyright © 2011 Aderoju Amoke Osowole. 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.


4-(Thiophen-3-yl)-aniline undergoes condensation with o-vanillin to form an ONS donor Schiff base, 2-methoxy-6-[(4-thiophene-3-yl-phenylimino)-methyl]-phenol, which forms complexes of the type [ML2]H2O (where M = Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Pd). These complexes are characterized by elemental analysis, 1H nmr, electronic, mass, and IR spectroscopies and conductance measurements. The electronic, IR and CHN data are supportive of a 4-coordinate tetrahedral geometry for Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), and Zn(II) complexes and square-planar geometry for Cu(II) and Pd(II) complexes, with the chromophores N2O2. The magnetic data reveals that the complexes are magnetically dilute and mononuclear with exception of the Cu(II) complex, which exhibits some anti-ferromagnetisms. The complexes are air-stable solids, and none is an electrolyte in nitro methane.