Table of Contents
Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 7 (2000), Issue 1, Pages 17-22

Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Properties of Tridentate NNO, NNS and NNN Donor Thiazole-Derived Furanyl, Thiophenyl and Pyrrolyl Schiff Bases and Their Co(II), Cu(II), Ni(II) and Zn(II) Metal Chelates

Department of Chemistry, Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Received 29 October 1999; Accepted 24 November 1999

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2-Aminothiazole undergoes condensation reactions with furane-, thiophene- and pyrrole-2-carboxylaldehyde to give tridentate NNO, NNS and NNN Schiff bases respectively. These tridentate Schiff bases formed complexes of the type [M (L)2]X2 where [M=Co(II), Cu(II), Ni(II) or Zn(II), L=N-(2-furanylmethylene)-2-aminothiazole (L1), N-(2-thiophenylmethylene)-2-aminothiazole (L2), N-(2-pyrrolylmethylene)-2-aminothiazole (L3) and X=Cl. The structures of these Schiff bases and of their complexes have been determined on the basis of their physical, analytical and spectral data. The screening results of these compounds indicated them to possess excellent antibacterial activity against tested pathogenic bacterial organisms e.g., Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureous and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. However, in comparison, their metal chelates have been shown to possess more antibacterial activity than the uncomplexed Schiff bases.