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Zinc Complexes Derived from 5-Bromo-2-(((2-isopropylamino)ethyl)imino)methyl)phenol: Microwave-Assisted Synthesis, Characterization, Crystal Structures and Antibacterial Activities

Wei-Guang Zhang, Ji-Hong Liang


Three new zinc complexes [Zn3L2(μ2-η1:η1-CH3COO)2(μ2-η2:η0-CH3COO)2] (1), [ZnCl2(HL)] (2) and [ZnBr2(HL)] (3), where L = 5-bromo-2-(((2-isopropylamino)ethyl)imino)methyl)phenolate, HL = 5-bromo-2-(((2-isopropylammonio)ethyl)imino)methyl)phenolate, have been synthesized under microwave irradiation. The complexes were characterized by elemental analyses, IR, UV-Vis spectra, molar conductivity, and single crystal X-ray diffraction. X-ray analysis revealed that the Zn atoms in complex 1 are in square pyramidal and octahedral coordination, and those in complexes 2 and 3 are in tetrahedral coordination. The molecules of the complexes are linked through hydrogen bonds and π···π interactions. In order to evaluate the biological activity of the complexes, in vitro antibacterial against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa was assayed.  


Schiff base; zinc complex; X-ray diffraction; antibacterial activity

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