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Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 2007, Article ID 37348, 7 pages
Research Article

Antimicrobial Study of Newly Synthesized Lanthanide(III) Complexes of 2-[2-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl]-3-[2-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzylamino]-1,2-dihydroquinazolin-4(3H)-one

Department of Chemistry, Karnatak University, Dharwad 580 003, India

Received 6 June 2007; Accepted 30 July 2007

Academic Editor: J. Wang

Copyright © 2007 Kalagouda B. Gudasi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


New lanthanide(III) complexes with 2-[2-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl]-3-[hydroxyl-3-methoxybenzylamino]-1,2-dihydroquin-azoline-4(3H)-one (Hmpbaq) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, conductance measurements, magnetic susceptibilities, spectroscopic (IR, NMR, UV, EPR), and thermal studies. Molar conductance studies indicate 1 : 1 electrolytic behavior for these complexes. IR spectra indicate that Hmpbaq acts as a tridentate ligand coordinating through carbonyl oxygen, benzyl amine nitrogen, and deprotonated phenolic oxygen. TG and DTA studies of La(III) and Pr(III) complexes indicate the presence of two coordinated water molecules. Based on these studies, the complexes have been formulated as [La(mpbaq)2(H2O)2]·NO3, where Ln = La(III), Pr(III), Nd(III), Sm(III), Eu(III), Gd(III), Th(III), Dy(III), and Y(III). The ligand, lanthanide(III) salts, and the corresponding complexes have been simultaneously screened for their antibacterial and antifungal activities and compared with the drugs in use.