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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 7 (2010), Issue 4, Pages 1598-1604

Preparation and Study of Some Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Cd(II) and Pb(II) Complexes Containing Heterocyclic Nitrogen Donor Ligands

Shayma A. Shaker

Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, 43009 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

Received 26 January 2010; Accepted 20 March 2010

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This paper presents a new mixed-ligand complexes with the general formula [M(BT)(BI)2X2] where BT=benzotriazole, BI=benzimidazole, X=SCN and M=Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Cd(II) and Pb(II). The reaction was carried out by using the appropriate molar ratios of metal:ligand (1:1:2:2) (M:BT:BI:X) as required. The resulting products were found to be solids, not soluble in water and in ordinary organic solvents but highly soluble in DMSO. These complexes have been studied by UV-visible, IR and (1H, 13C) NMR spectra, molar conductivity, elemental analysis of C, H, N, determination of metal and magnetic susceptibility. The result suggests that the benzimidazoleas as a monodentate was coordinated with the metal ions through the N atom. Nevertheless, the benzotriazole as bidentate was coordinated with the metal ions through the N2 and N3 atoms. SCN was coordinated with the metal ions through the nitogen atom.