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International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 568797, 7 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of New Lead(II) and Organotin(IV) Complexes of Schiff Bases Derived from Histidine and Methionine

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Mody Institute of Technology and Science, Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan, Sikar 332311, India

Received 29 November 2011; Accepted 17 January 2012

Academic Editor: Alfonso Castiñeiras

Copyright © 2012 Har Lal Singh and J. B. Singh. 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.


New Schiff base (HL) ligand is prepared via condensation of isatins and amino acids in 1:1 molar ratio. Metal complexes are prepared and characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductance, electronic, infrared, and multinuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR, 13C NMR, and 119Sn NMR). The analytical data showed that the ligand acts as bidentate toward metal ions via azomethine nitrogen and carboxylate oxygen by a stoichiometric reaction of metal : ligand (1 : 2) to from metal complexes (Pb(II)(L)2 and Bu2Sn(L)2, where L is the Schiff base ligands of histidine and methionine). The conductivity values between 15 and 25 Ω−1cm2 mol−1 in DMF imply the presence of nonelectrolyte species. On the basis of the above spectral studies, distorted octahedral and tetrahedral geometry have been proposed for the resulting organotin(IV) and lead(II) complexes.