Table of Contents
Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 163-167

Synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Activity of d8-10 Metal Complexes of some 2-Substituted-1H-Benzimidazoles

1Istanbul University, Faculty of Engineering Science, Department of Chemistry, Avcılar, Istanbul, Turkey
2Istanbul University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Microbiology, Beyazid, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 9 April 1999; Accepted 3 May 1999

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The metal complexes of nine 2-substituted-1H-benzimidazoles (I-IX) with Ni(II), Pd(II), Cu(II), Ag(I), Zn(II) salts were synthesized. The compounds were characterized by melting point, analytical data, IR spectroscopy and magnetic susceptibility. The antimicrobial activity of the compounds was determined by the disk diffusion method in Mueller-Hinton Agar on Staphylococcus aureusATCC 6538, Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC 12228, Escherichia coli ATCC 8739, Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC 4352, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 1539, Salmonella typhi, Shigella flexneri, Proteus mirabilis, Candida albicans ATCC 10231. Cu(II)and Ag(I)complexes of II, III and IV showed considerable activity against S. aureus, S. epidermidis, Ps. aeruginosa, S. typhi, Sh. flexneri and C. albicans microorganisms, the ligands themselves having no effect.