Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Evaluation of Mn (II), Co (II) and Cu (II) Complexes of Schiff Base Derived from 3-aminophenol and Benzaldehyde

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Usman Abubakar Adamu
Buhari Magaji
Muhammad Nazifi Ibrahim
Mukhtar Muhammad Sani


Schiff base was prepared by the condensation of 3-aminophenol and benzaldehyde in a 1:1 ratio and its complexes of Mn(II), Co(II) and Cu(II) were synthesized in a 1:2 ratio (Metal: Ligand) and the Schiff base and the complexes were characterized by using the different techniques. The infrared spectral data revealed that the Schiff base behaved as a bidentate ligand and the molar conductivity value indicated that the complexes were non-electrolytes. Furthermore, the in vitro antibacterial activity of the Schiff base and its complexes was evaluated against one gram-negative and one gram-positive bacteria to indicate that Mn (II) complex demonstrated a good broad-spectrum activity against all the tested bacterial strains.

Antibacterial activity, benzaldehyde, non-electrolyte, schiff base complexes, 3-aminophenol

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Adamu, U. A., Magaji, B., Ibrahim, M. N., & Sani, M. M. (2020). Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Evaluation of Mn (II), Co (II) and Cu (II) Complexes of Schiff Base Derived from 3-aminophenol and Benzaldehyde. Asian Journal of Chemical Sciences, 7(2), 39-44.
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