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International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 618943, 8 pages
Research Article

Synthesis, Spectroscopic, and Electrochemical Studies on Some New Copper(II) Complexes Containing 2-[(Z)-Phenyl (Pyridine-2-yl) Methylidene] AminoBenzenethiol and Monodentate Ligands

1Department of Chemistry, Government V. P. G. College Maihar, Satna 486755, India
2Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Patna, Bihar 800005, India

Received 7 October 2013; Revised 26 March 2014; Accepted 4 April 2014; Published 19 June 2014

Academic Editor: Maurizio Peruzzini

Copyright © 2014 S. P. Rawat and M. Choudhary. 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.


Five new mononuclear copper(II) complexes, namely, [Cu(L)(ImH)]·ClO41; [Cu(L)(Me-ImH)]·ClO42; [Cu(L)(Et-ImH)]·ClO43; [Cu(L)(2-benz-ImH)]·ClO44; [Cu(L)(benz-ImH)]·ClO45, where HL = 2-[(Z)-phenyl (pyridine-2-yl) methylidene] amino benzenethiol; ImH = Imidazole; Me-ImH = Methy-limidazole; Et-ImH = Ethyl-imidazole; 2-benz-ImH = 2-methyl-benzimidazole; benz-ImH = benz-imidazole, have been synthesized and characterized by various physicochemical and spectroscopic techniques. Magnetic moments, electronic spectra, and EPR spectra of the complexes suggested a square planar geometry around Cu(II) ion. The synthesized HL ligand behaves as monobasic tridentate Schiff base bound with the metal ion in a tridentate manner, with N2S donor sites of the pyridine-N, azomethine-N, and benzenethiol-S atoms. The redox behaviour of the copper complexes has been studied by cyclic voltammetry. Superoxide dismutase activity of these complexes has been revealed to catalyse the dismutation of superoxide () and IC50 values were evaluated and discussed.