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Synthesis, Characterization, X-Ray Crystal Structures and Antibacterial Activity of Zinc(II) and Vanadium(V) Complexes Derived from 5-Bromo-2-((2-(methylamino)ethylimino)methyl)phenol

Cheng Liu


Three new zinc(II) and one vanadium(V) complexes, [Zn2Cl2L2] (1), [Zn2I2L2] (2), [ZnCl2(HL)] (3), and [V2O2(μ-O)2L2] (4), where L is 5-bromo-2-((2-(methylamino)ethylimino)methyl)phenolate, have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analyses, IR and UV-Vis spectra, as well as molar conductivity. Structures of the complexes were confirmed by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Complexes 1 and 2 are isostructural dinuclear zinc compounds, with the Zn atoms in square pyramidal coordination. The Zn atoms in the mononuclear complex 3 are in tetrahedral coordination. Complex 4 is a dinuclear vanadium(V) compound, with the V atoms in octahedral coordination. The complexes were assayed for antibacterial activities by MTT method.


Schiff base; Zinc complex; Vanadium complex; X-ray diffraction; Antibacterial activity

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