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Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 8 (2002), Issue 6, Pages 347-353

Antimicrobial, Antifertility and Antiinflammatory Approach to Tetradentate Macrocyclic Complexes of Iron(II) and Manganese(II)

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

Received 27 May 2002; Accepted 7 July 2002

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Some antifertility inhibitors of 18 to 24-membered tetraazamacrocyclic complexes of iron(II) and manganese(II) have been synthesised by the template condensation using 1,3-phenylenediamine with malonic acid, succinic acid, glutaric acid and adipic acid. The reaction proceed smoothly to completion. The complexes were characterized by elemental analyses, molecular weight determinations, infrared, electronic, magnetic moment, mössbaur and mass spectral studies. The elemental analyses are consistent with the formation of the complexes [M(N4Ln)Cl2] (M = Fe(lI) or Mn(II)). All these complexes are stable and monomeric in nature as indicated by the molecular weight determinations. The spectral studies confirm the octahedral geometry around the central metal atom. The complexes have been screened in vitro against a number of 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 trials and biochemical parameters of reproductive organs have been examined and discussed.