Table of Contents
Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 6, Issue 6, Pages 345-354

Synthesis, Characterisation and Anti-Fungal Activities of Some New Copper(II) Complexes of Octamethyl Tetraaza-Cyclotetradecadiene

1Department of Chemistry, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh
2Department of Chemistry, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia

Received 18 August 1999; Accepted 27 August 1999

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The ligand Me8[14]diene, L, in its free state as well as in the dihydroperchlorate form, L.2HClO4, coordinates copper(ll) in different salts to yield a series of [CuLXx]Xy(H2O)z complexes where X = NO3, ClO4, NCS, Cl and Br; x and y may have values of 0 or 2 and z = 0, 1 or 2. The complex, [CuL(ClO4)2].2H2O is found to undergo axial ligand substitution reactions with SCN- , NO3- and Cl- to give a variety of substitution derivatives: [CuL(ClO4)mXn] where X = NCS, NO3 and Cl; m = 0 or 1, and n = 1 or 2. The complexes .have been characterised on the basis of analytical, spectroscopic, magnetic and conductance data. The anti-fungal activities of the ligand and its complexes have been investigated against a range of phytopathogenic fungi.