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Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of nickel (II) and copper (II) complexes of N-(alkyl(aryl)carbamothioyl)-4-nitrobenzamide

Sohail Saeed (1,*) , Naghmana Rashid (2) , Muhammad Ali (3) , Rizwan Hussain (4)

(1) Department of Chemistry, Research Complex, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan
(2) Department of Chemistry, Research Complex, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan
(3) Department of Pharmacy, University of The Punjab, Lahore, 54590, Pakistan
(4) National Engineering & Scientific Commission, P.O. Box 2801, Islamabad, Pakistan
(*) Corresponding Author

Received: 21 May 2010 | Revised: 26 Aug 2010 | Accepted: 22 Jul 2010 | Published: 29 Sep 2010 | Issue Date: September 2010


Nickel and copper metal complexes of N-(R-carbamothioyl)-4-nitrobenzamide (R = diphenyl and ethylbutyl) were synthesized and characterized by IR, 1H NMR, mass spectrometry and elemental analysis. The spectroscopic data are consistent with the ligand and the metal complexes containing two O and S chelated ligands. N-(diphenylcarbamothioyl)-4-nitrobenzamide, HL1, was characterized by a single crystal X-ray diffraction study. It crystallizes in the triclinic space group P  with unit cell dimensions of a = 6.8044(4) Å, b = 10.0113(6) Å, c = 13.2365(8) Å, α = 6.8044(4) °, β = 78.171(4) °, γ = 13.2365(8)°, V = 882.43(9) Å3. The ligands coordinate as bidentates yielding essentially neutral complexes of the type [ML2]. The ligands and complexes were screened for their in vitro antibacterial activities and comparatively the complexes showed greater antibacterial efficacy than the thiourea derivative ligands.



Thiourea derivatives; Transition metal complexes; X-ray structure determination; Phase-transfer catalyst; Antibacterial activity

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Saeed, S.; Rashid, N.; Ali, M.; Hussain, R. Eur. J. Chem. 2010, 1(3), 200-205. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.1.3.200-205.120
Saeed, S.; Rashid, N.; Ali, M.; Hussain, R. Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of nickel (II) and copper (II) complexes of N-(alkyl(aryl)carbamothioyl)-4-nitrobenzamide. Eur. J. Chem. 2010, 1(3), 200-205. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.1.3.200-205.120
Saeed, S., Rashid, N., Ali, M., & Hussain, R. (2010). Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of nickel (II) and copper (II) complexes of N-(alkyl(aryl)carbamothioyl)-4-nitrobenzamide. European Journal of Chemistry, 1(3), 200-205. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.1.3.200-205.120
Saeed, Sohail, Naghmana Rashid, Muhammad Ali, & Rizwan Hussain. "Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of nickel (II) and copper (II) complexes of N-(alkyl(aryl)carbamothioyl)-4-nitrobenzamide." European Journal of Chemistry [Online], 1.3 (2010): 200-205. Web. 3 Dec. 2020
Saeed, Sohail, Rashid, Naghmana, Ali, Muhammad, AND Hussain, Rizwan. "Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of nickel (II) and copper (II) complexes of N-(alkyl(aryl)carbamothioyl)-4-nitrobenzamide" European Journal of Chemistry [Online], Volume 1 Number 3 (29 September 2010)

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