A novel series of macrocyclic complexes of the type [M(C(18)H(14)N(10)S(2))X]X(2) where M=Cr(III), Fe(III) and Mn(III); X=Cl(-), NO(3)(-) and CH(3)COO(-) have been synthesized by [2+2] condensation of thiocarbohydrazide and isatin in the presence of trivalent metal salts in methanolic medium by template method. The complexes have been characterized with the help of elemental analyses, conductance measurements, magnetic measurements, electronic, NMR, IR and mass spectral studies. On the basis of these studies, a five coordinate square pyramidal geometry for all of these complexes has been proposed. These metal complexes were also tested for their in vitro antimicrobial activities against some bacterial strains viz. Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and some fungal strains Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus (molds), Candida albicans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeasts).
"The metal nitrogen bonding possesses high importance in the field of agriculture, medicine and industry due to its prominence antifungal , antibacterial and anticancer activities    . The macrocyclic polyamine ligands bearing functional pendant donor groups act as effective models for protein–metal-binding sites in metalloproteins in some biological systems, as potential therapeutic reagents or as multi-electron catalysts . "
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Three new homodinuclear manganese(II) complexes of the type [Mn2L(1-3)(ClO4)(H2O)](ClO4)3 (1-3) have been synthesized via cyclocondensation of terephthalaldehyde with three different benzoylated pendants in the presence of manganese(II) perchlorate and characterized by spectroscopic methods. Cyclic voltammetric investigation of complexes (1-3) depict two quasi-reversible one electron reduction processes in the cathodic potential region (E(1)pc=-0.73 to-0.83V, E(2)pc=-1.31 to -1.40V) and two quasi-reversible one electron oxidation processes in the anodic potential region (E(1)pa=1.03 to 1.10V, E(2)pa=1.69 to 1.77V). Electronic absorption spectra of the complexes suggested tetrahedral geometry around the central metal ion. The observed low magnetic moment values (μeff, 5.60-5.68 B.M.) of the complexes indicate the presence of an antiferromagnetic spin-exchange interaction between two metal centers, which was also supported by the broad EPR signal. All the compounds were tested for antibacterial activity against Gram (-ve) and Gram (+ve) bacterial strains. The binding studies of complexes with CT-DNA suggested minor-groove mode of interaction. Molecular docking studies were carried out in order to find the binding affinity of complexes with DNA and protein EGFR Kinase. The complexes are stabilized by additional electrostatic and van der Waals interaction with the DNA, and support minor groove mode of binding. The cleavage activity of complexes on pBR322 plasmid DNA displays efficient activity through a mechanistic pathway involving hydroxyl radicals. The cytotoxicity of complexes 2 and 3 have been tested against human liver adenocarcinoma (HepG2) cell line. Nuclear-chromatin cleavage has also been observed with propidium iodide (PI) staining and alkaline single-cell gel electrophoresis (comet assay) techniques.
Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology 09/2015; 153. DOI:10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2015.09.026 · 2.96 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A manganese(II) complex of 4-(4-methylphenyl)-3,5-bis(2-pyridyl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole (MBPT) was synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystallography. [Mn(MBPT)2(H2O)2](ClO4)2 · 4H2O is a divalent mononuclear manganese(II) complex with manganese coordinated to four nitrogens from two triazole ligands and two oxygens from two water molecules in a slightly distorted octahedral geometry. The complex and ligand were tested in vitro for their antibacterial activities. The title complex showed a wide range of bactericidal activities.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A series of the macrocyclic complexes is synthesized by condensation of acetonylacetone and thiocarbohydrazide in the presence
of divalent metal salts in the methanolic medium. The complexes are of the type: [M(TML)X2] where, M = Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II); X = Cl− CH3COO− and TML is a tetradentate macrocyclic ligand. The complexes have been characterized with the help of various physicochemical
techniques like elemental analyses, conductance measurements, magnetic measurements, NMR, infrared and electronic spectral
studies. The low value of molar conductance indicates them to be non-electrolyte. On the basis of various studies a distorted
octahedral geometry may be proposed for all the complexes. All the synthesized metal complexes were also tested for their
in vitro antibacterial activities against some bacterial strains. The results obtained were compared with standard antibiotic:
Ciprofloxacin. Some of the tested complexes shows good antibacterial activities against some bacterial strains.
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