Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Activity of Binuclear Chromium(II) Complexes of New Schiff Base Ligand Derived from Amino Acids

Voguri Haranath Babu1, Anna Venkateswara Rao1 and Ashok More2,*

1Department of Chemistry, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Green Fields, Vaddeswaram- 522502, India

2Department of Chemistry, A.V.N. Engineering and Technology College, Ibrahimpatnam-501510, India

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Eight chromium(II) complexes of type, [Cr(L)(H2O)x]·xH2O (where L= Schiff base ligand) have been synthesized and characterized on the basis of elemental analysis IR, 1H, 13C NMR, mass and electronic spectroscopy, magnetic and conductance measurements. The amino acid schiff base ligand behaved as a octadentate ligand. The probable structures of the chromium(II) complexes have been elucidated and also the chromium(II) complexes were screened for antibacterial activity, which showed a moderate to good activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.


Phthalaldehyde, Amino acid Schiff bases, Chromium(II) compounds, antibacterial Activity.

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