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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 8 (2011), Issue 3, Pages 1158-1163

Synthesis and Characterization of Some Group 12 Metal Complexes with Tellurium Containing 10-Membered Tetraazamacrocyclic Ligands

Nitu and K. K. Verma

Department of Chemistry, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak-124001, India

Received 12 October 2010; Accepted 17 December 2010

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A new series of 10-membered tellurium containing tetraazamacrocyclic complexes, [ML1Cl2], [ML2Cl2] and [ML3Cl2], where [M=Zn(II), Cd(II), Hg(II); L1, L2 and L3=10-membered tellurium containing tetraazamacrocyclic ligands] have been prepared via the template condensation of ethylenediamine and diaryltellurium dichlorides, R2TeCl2, (R=p-hydroxyphenyl, 3-methyl-4-hydroxyphenyl, p-methoxyphenyl) in the presence of metal chlorides. These complexes have been characterized by elemental analyses, conductivity measurements, infrared, electronic absorption and proton magnetic resonance spectral studies. IR and PMR spectra confirm the formation of 10-membered tetraazamacrocycle skeleton and their tetradentate nature. An octahedral geometry has been assigned to all the metal complexes on the basis of various physicochemical studies.