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ISRN Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 356802, 8 pages
Research Article

Hypercoordinated Organosilicon(IV) and Organotin(IV) Complexes: Syntheses, Spectral Studies, and Antimicrobial Activity In Vitro

1Department of Chemistry, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136 119, India
2Department of Microbiology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136 119, India

Received 27 December 2012; Accepted 14 January 2013

Academic Editors: A. Abu-Surrah, A. Barbieri, A. M. Fonseca, A. Karadag, and S. Turmanova

Copyright © 2013 Kiran Singh 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.


This paper deals with the syntheses and structural features of some new diorganosilicon(IV) and diorganotin(IV) complexes having general formulae (CH3)2MCl(L1), (CH3)2MCl(L2), (CH3)2M(L1)2, and (CH3)2M(L2)2 with new Schiff bases (M = Si and Sn). The Schiff bases HL1 and HL2 have been derived from the condensation of 3-bromobenzaldehyde with 4-amino-3-ethyl-5-mercapto-1,2,4-triazole and 4-amino-5-mercapto-3-propyl-1,2,4-triazole, respectively. The compounds have been characterized by the elemental analyses, molar conductance, and spectral (UV, IR, 1H, 13C, 29Si, and 119Sn NMR) studies. The resulting complexes have been proposed to have trigonal bipyramidal and octahedral geometries. In vitro antimicrobial activities of the compounds have been carried out.