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Journal of Crystallography
Volume 2016, Article ID 6078543, 4 pages
Research Article

Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Characterization of Ternary Copper(II) Complex Derived from N-(salicylidene)-L-valine

1Department of Chemistry, DKM College for Women, Tamil Nadu, Vellore 632 001, India
2Department of Chemistry, Muthurangam Government Arts College, Tamil Nadu, Vellore 632 002, India

Received 4 March 2016; Accepted 4 May 2016

Academic Editor: Xian-He Bu

Copyright © 2016 Sundaramurthy Santha Lakshmi and Kannappan Geetha. 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.


Ternary Schiff base copper(II) complex [CuL(tmpda)] (where H2L is N-(salicylidene)-L-valine; tmpda is N,N,N′,N′-tetramethyl-1,3-propanediamine) has been characterized by UV-Vis., FTIR, and single crystal XRD. The crystal structure displays a distorted square pyramidal geometry in which Schiff base is bonded to the Cu(II) ion via phenolate oxygen, imine nitrogen, and an oxygen atom of the carboxylate group through the basal plane and the chelating diamine, N,N,N′,N′-tetramethyl-1,3-propanediamine, displays an axial and equatorial mode of binding via NN-donor atoms.