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Synthesis, Characterization and Crystal Structures of Cobalt(II), Zinc(II) and Cadmium(II) Complexes Derived from 2-Hydroxy-N’-(pyridin-2-ylmethylene)benzohydrazide with Antimicrobial Activity

Li-Hang Wang, Xiao-Yang Qiu, Shu-Juan Liu


Three new cobalt(II), zinc(II) and cadmium(II) complexes, [CoL2]·2CH3OH·H2O (1), [ZnL2] (2) and [Cd(HL)2(NO3)]N3 (3), were prepared from 2-hydroxy-N’-(pyridin-2-ylmethylene)benzohydrazide (HL). The complexes have been characterized by IR, UV-Vis and single-crystal X-ray diffraction techniques. X-ray analysis indicates that the complexes are mononuclear species, with the metal atoms in octahedral coordination. The hydrazone compound and its complexes were evaluated for their antibacterial (Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas fluorescence) and antifungal (Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger) activities. The complexes have effective activities against the bacteria.


Hydrazone; Mononuclear complex; Crystal structure; Antimicrobial activity

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