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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 870325, 7 pages
Research Article

Physico-Chemical Studies on the Coordination Compounds of Thiazolidin-4-One

1Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Haryana, Kurukshetra 136119, India
2Department of Chemistry, Haryana College of Technology & Management, Haryana, Kaithal 136027, India
3Department of Chemistry, International Institute of Engineering and Technology, Haryana, Kurukshetra 136118, India

Received 13 March 2012; Revised 1 August 2012; Accepted 15 August 2012

Academic Editor: Patricia Valentao

Copyright © 2013 Dinesh Kumar 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.


A dry benzene solution of the Schiff base, N-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-3′-carboxy-2′-hydroxybenzylideneimine upon reacting with mercaptoacetic acid undergoes cyclization and forms N-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-C-(3′-carboxy-2′-hydroxyphenyl)thiazolidin-4-one, LH3 (I). A MeOH solution of I reacts with , , , and Mo ions and forms the monomeric coordination compounds, [Mn(LH)(MeOH)3] (II), [Cu(LH)(MeOH)] (III), [Zn(LH)(MeOH)] (IV), [FeCl(LH)(MeOH)2] (V), and [MoO2(LH)(MeOH)](VI). The coordination compounds have been characterized on the basis of elemental analyses, molar conductance, molecular weight, spectral (IR, reflectance, ESR) studies, and magnetic susceptibility measurements. I behaves as a dibasic tridentate OOS donor ligand in these compounds. The compounds are nonelectrolytes ( = 6.2–13.8 mho cm2 mol−1) in DMF. A square-planar structure for III; a tetrahedral structure for IV and an octahedral structure for II, V, and VI are suggested.