Current Synthetic and Systems Biology

Current Synthetic and Systems Biology
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ISSN: 2332-0737



Synthesis, Spectral Characterization, Cyclic Voltammetry, Molecular Modeling and Catalytic Activity of Sulfa-Drug Divalent Metal Complexes

Safaa N Abdou, Abeer A Faheim and Abdel-Nasser MA Alaghaz

stract Complexes of cobalt(II), nickel(II), copper(II), zinc(II) and Hafnium(II) of general composition [M(L)2(Cl)2] [L = 4-(phenylphosphinylideneamino-N-thiazolyl benzene-sulfonamide] have been synthesized. The elemental analysis, molar conductance measurements, magnetic susceptibility measurements, mass, IR, UV, NMR, SEM, EDX, thermal and EPR spectral studies of the compounds led to the conclusion that the ligand acts as a bidentate manner. The molar conductance of the complexes in fresh solution of DMSO lies in the range of 7.46–9.13 Ω-1 cm2 mol-1 indicating their non-electrolytic behavior. On the basis of analytical and spectroscopic techniques, octahedral geometry of the complexes was proposed. The ligand binds in a bidentate manner, coordinated through sulfonamide oxygen and thiazole nitrogen atoms. The ligand field parameters were calculated for Co(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes and their values were found in the range reported for a octahedral structure. The catalytic activities of the divalent metal complexes have been studied in the oxidation of cyclohexane by hydrogen peroxide, an environmental friendly oxidant. The molecular modeling parameters of the ligand and its Co(II) and Hf(II) complexes have been calculated.