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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 349580, 5 pages
Research Article

Synthesis, Spectroscopy, Thermal Analysis, Electrochemistry and Superoxide Scavenging Activity of a New Bimetallic Copper(II) Complex

Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University, Assam, Guwahati 781 014, India

Received 25 June 2012; Revised 31 August 2012; Accepted 5 September 2012

Academic Editor: Andrea Trabocchi

Copyright © 2013 Babita Sarma and Diganta Kumar Das. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A new bimetallic copper(II) complex has been synthesized with ligand obtained by the condensation of salicylaldehyde and the amine derived from reduction of nitration product of benzil. The ligand was characterized by 1H NMR and mass spectra, and the binuclear Copper(II) complex was characterized by vibrational and electronic spectra, EPR spectra, and magnetic moment measurement. Thermogravimetric analysis study and electrochemical study of the complex were also done. The complex was found to show superoxide dismutase activity.