Transition Metal Chemistry

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 54–56 | Cite as

Molybdenum complexes of biochemical iinterest. New coordination complexes of oxomolybdenum(V) with the tridentate ONO donor schiff bases derived from salicylaldehydes and ethanolamine

  • Arun Syamal
  • M. A. Bari Niazi
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New oxomolybdenum(V) complexes MoOCIL (where LH2 = Schiff base) derived from ethanolamine and salicylaldehyde, 5-chlorosalicylaldehyde, 5-bromosalicylaldehyde, 5-nitrosalicylaldehyde, 3-ethoxysalicylaldehyde and 2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde have been synthesized and characterised by elemental analyses, conductance, molecular weight, i.r. and electronic spectra and magnetic measurements. The Schiff bases behave as dibasic tridentate ONO donor ligands. The complexes are non-electrolytes and dimers. The complexes exhibit subnormal magnetic moments and are involved in antiferromagnetic exchange withS=0 ground state. The complexes exhibit electronic spectral bands atca. 13000 andca. 17000 cm−1 due to the transitionsdxydxz,yz (2B22E) anddxydx2−y2 (2B22B1), respectively. The ν(Mo=O) frequency of the complexes is observed in the 900–970 cm−1 region. On the basis of the magnetic susceptibility, i.r. and molecular weight data a dimetallic structure with alcoholic oxygen atoms as the bridging atoms is suggested.


Magnetic Susceptibility Schiff Base Ethanolamine Salicylaldehyde Antiferromagnetic Exchange 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arun Syamal
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. A. Bari Niazi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied Sciences and HumanitiesKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetra 132119 HaryanaIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryRegional Engineering CollegeKurukshetra 132119 HaryanaIndia

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