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International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 607178, 5 pages
Research Article

Synthesis, Characterisation, and Biological Evaluation of Zn(II) Complex with Tridentate (NNO Donor) Schiff Base Ligand

1Department of Chemistry, Sadhu Vaswani College, Bairagarh, Bhopal 462030, India
2Department of Chemistry, Govt. P.G. College Rajouri, Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir 185131, India
3P.G. Department of Chemistry, University of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180006, India
4School of Biotechnology, University of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180006, India

Received 19 September 2014; Revised 12 November 2014; Accepted 20 November 2014

Academic Editor: Alfonso Castiñeiras

Copyright © 2015 Nayaz Ahmed 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.


The present paper deals with the synthesis and characterization of metal complex of tridentate Schiff base ligand derived from the inserted condensation of 2-aminobenzimidazole (1H-benzimidazol-2-amine) with salicylaldehyde (2-hydroxybenzaldehyde) in a 1 : 1 molar ratio. Using this tridentate ligand, complex of Zn(II) with general formula ML has been synthesized. The synthesized complex was characterized by several techniques using molar conductance, elemental analysis, FT-IR, and mass and 1HNMR spectroscopy. The elemental analysis data suggest the stoichiometry to be 1 : 1 [M : L]. The complex is nonelectrolytic in nature as suggested by molar conductance measurements. Infrared spectral data indicate the coordination between the ligand and the central metal ion through deprotonated phenolic oxygen, imidazole nitrogen of benzimidazole ring, and azomethine nitrogen atom. Spectral studies suggest tetrahedral geometry for the complex. The pure compound, synthesized ligand, and metal complex were screened for their antimicrobial activity.