Table of Contents
Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 7 (2000), Issue 5, Pages 237-243

Synthesis, Characterization and Antifertility Activity of New Unsymmetrical Macrocyclic Complexes of Tin(II)

1Department of Chemistry, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 302004, India
2Department of Zoology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 302004, India

Received 16 October 2000; Accepted 20 October 2000

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A new series of unsymmetrical macrocyclic complexes of tin(ll) has been prepared by the template process using bis(3-oxo-2-butylidene)propane-1,3-diamine as precursor. This affords a method to synthesize these complexes with various ring sizes. The tetradentate macrocyclic precursor [N4mL] reacts with SnCl2 and different diamines in a 1:1:1 molar ratio in refluxing methanol to give complexes of the type [Sn(N4mL)Cl2]. The ring expansion has been achieved by varying the diamine between the two diacetyl amino nitrogen atoms. The macrocyclic precursor and its metal complexes have been characterized on the basis of elemental analysis, molar conductance, molecular weight determinations, IR, H1 NMR,C13 NMR, Sn119 NMR and electronic spectral studies. An octahedral geometry around the metal ion is suggested for these complexes. On the basis of molecular weights and conductivity measurements, their monomeric and non-electrolytic nature has been confirmed. The precursor and complexes have been screened in vitro against a number of pathogenic fungi and bacteria to assess their growth inhibiting potential. The testicular sperm density and testicular sperm morphology, sperm motility, density of cauda epididymal spermatozoa and fertility in mating trails and biochemicals parameters of reproductive organs have been examined and discussed.