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International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 135496, 12 pages
Research Article

Synthesis, Spectral, Thermal, Electrochemical, and Biocidal Activity of Tolyl/Benzyl Dithiocarbonates of Zinc(II)

Department of Chemistry, University of Jammu, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Road, Jammu 180006, India

Received 30 August 2013; Accepted 7 October 2013

Academic Editor: Daniel L. Reger

Copyright © 2013 Nidhi Kalgotra 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.


Tolyl/benzyl dithiocarbonates of zinc(II) [( CH3C6H4 and C6H5CH2OCS2)2Zn] have been synthesized in 1 : 2 molar ratio by the reaction of zinc chloride, ZnCl2, with sodium salts of tolyl/benzyl dithiocarbonates CS2Na, in aqueous medium. These complexes were further reacted with nitrogen and phosphorous donor ligands to obtain donor stabilized complex of the type [[( CH3C6H4 and C6H5CH2)OCS2]2Zn.nL], (L = Bipy, Phen for and PPh3, Py for ). These complexes were characterised by elemental analysis, mass, IR, and NMR (1H, 13C, and 31P) spectroscopies. The thermal analysis (TGA/DTA), cyclic voltammetry, and SEM have also been done. Distorted tetrahedral and octahedral geometries around the Zn(II) metal are proposed. These complexes have depicted potential antibacterial and antifungal activity.