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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 820328, 6 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of Metallic Gel Complexes Derived from Carboxymethyl Cellulose

1Department of Chemistry, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur 440033, India
2Department of Chemistry, Priyadarshini College of Engineering, Nagpur 440019, India

Received 29 June 2012; Revised 11 September 2012; Accepted 25 September 2012

Academic Editor: Ester Chiessi

Copyright © 2013 H. D. Juneja et al. 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.


The oxaloyl carboxymethyl cellulose (OCMC) complexes of Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), and Zn(II) metal ions have been synthesized and the coordination of OCMC in these complexes has been investigated through IR spectra, reflectance spectra, and thermal analysis. On the basis of spectral and thermal data an octahedral geometry was assigned to Mn(II)OCMC(H2O)2 and Co(II)OCMC(H2O)2 , square planar geometry was assigned to , and tetrahedral geometry was assigned to and Metallic Gel complexes.