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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 9 (2012), Issue 2, Pages 875-882

Synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Studies of a New Mannich Base N-[Morpholino(phenyl)methyl]acetamide and Its Cobalt(II), Nickel(II) and Copper(II) Metal Complexes

1Department of Chemistry, Saranathan college of Engineering, Tiruchirapalli-12, India
2Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli-15, India

Received 6 August 2011; Accepted 21 October 2011

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A new Mannich base N-[morpholino(phenyl)methyl]acetamide (MBA), was synthesized and characterized by spectral studies. Chelates of MBA with cobalt(II), nickel(II) and copper(II) ions were prepared and characterized by elemental analyses, IR and UV spectral studies. MBA was found to act as a bidentate ligand, bonding through the carbonyl oxygen of acetamide group and CNC nitrogen of morpholine moiety in all the complexes. Based on the magnetic moment values and UV-Visible spectral data, tetracoordinate geometry for nitrato complexes and hexacoordinate geometry for sulphato complexes were assigned. The antimicrobial studies show that the Co(II) nitrato complex is more active than the other complexes.