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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 9 (2012), Issue 2, Pages 532-544

Unsymmetrical Schiff Base Functionalized as Monobasic Tridentate Ligand on Complexation with Some Transition Metal Ions

1Inorganic & Bioinorganic Research Lab, Department of Chemistry, Govt. Post Graduate College, Ranikhet-263645 (Uttarakhand), India
2Department of Chemistry, Govt Dunger College, MGS University, Bikaner (Rajasthan), India

Received 12 July 2011; Accepted 5 September 2011

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Cu(II), Co(II), Ni(II) and Mn(II) complexes of Schiff base derived from 2-aminophenol and pyrrole-2- carbaldehyde have been prepared. The complexes are formed by coordination of N and O atoms of the ligand. Their structures were characterized by physico-chemical and spectroscopic methods. Molecular structure of the complexes has been optimized by MM2 calculations and suggests a tetrahedral/ square planar geometry. The bio-efficacy of the ligand and their complexes has been examined against the growth of bacteria in vitro to evaluate their anti-microbial potential.