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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 286136, 9 pages
Research Article

Physicochemical, Spectral, and Biological Studies of Mn(II), Cu(II), Cd(II), Zr(OH)2(IV), and UO2(VI) Compounds with Ligand Containing Thiazolidin-4-one Moiety

1Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana 136119, India
2Department of Chemistry, Haryana College of Technology & Management, Kaithal, Haryana 136027, India

Received 29 May 2013; Revised 12 November 2013; Accepted 12 November 2013; Published 4 February 2014

Academic Editor: Liviu Mitu

Copyright © 2014 Dinesh Kumar and Amit Kumar. 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 Schiff base (I) upon reacting with mercaptoacetic acid in dry benzene undergoes cyclization and forms N-(2-carbamoylthienyl)-C-(3′-carboxy-2′-hydroxyphenyl)thiazolidin-4-one, LH3 (II). A MeOH solution of II reacts with Mn(II), Cu(II), Cd(II), Zr(OH)2(IV), and UO2(VI) ions and forms the coordination compounds, [Mn(LH)(MeOH)2], [Cu(LH)]2, [Cd(LH)], [Zr(OH)2(OAc)2(LH3)], and [UO2(NO3)(LH2)(MeOH)]. The compounds have been characterized on the basis of elemental analyses, molar conductance, molecular weight, spectral (IR, reflectance, and EPR) studies and magnetic susceptibility measurements. LH3 behaves as a neutral tridentate ONS donor ligand in [Zr(OH)2(OAc)2(LH3)], monobasic tridentate ONS donor ligand in [UO2(NO3)(LH2)(MeOH)], dibasic tridentate OOS donor ligand in [Cu(LH)]2 and dibasic tetradentate OONO donor ligand in [Mn(LH)(MeOH)2] and [Cd(LH)]. [Cu(LH)]2 is dimer, while all other compounds are monomers in diphenyl. A square-planar structure for [Cu(LH)]2, a tetrahedral structure for [Cd(LH)], an octahedral structure for [Mn(LH)(MeOH)2], a pentagonal-bipyramidal structure for [Zr(OH)2(OAc)2(LH3)], and an eight-coordinate structure for [UO2(NO3)(LH2)(MeOH)] are proposed. The ligand (II) and its compounds show antibacterial activities towards E. coli. (Gram negative) and S. aureus (Gram positive).