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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 481-486

Antibacterial Activity of Macrocyclic Complexes of Cu(II), Ni(II) and VO(II) Derived from o-Aminobenzaldehyde

K. Anuradha and R. Rajavel

Department of Chemistry, Periyar University, Salem-11, Tamilnadu, India

Received 24 July 2011; Accepted 22 September 2011

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Novel Cu(II),Ni(II) and VO(II) complexes are synthesized with N1,N4-bis(2-aminobenzylidene)benzene-1,4-diamine (L). Complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductance, IR, UV and EPR. Spectral studies reveals a square planner geomentry for Cu(II), Ni(II) complexes and square pyramidal for VO(II) complex. The ligand and its complexes were also evaluated against the growth of gram positive bacteria and gram negative bacteria.