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The complexes of Co (II), Mn (II) and Ni (II) with Schiff base derived from pentane-2, 4-dione and 2-aminobenzoic acid were synthesized and characterized by molar conductivity, magnetic susceptibility, Infrared and elemental analyses. The solubility test on the Schiff base and its metal (II) complexes revealed their solubility in most organic solvents except chloroform and diethyl ether. The molar conductivity of the complexes was small indicating that they are non-electrolytes. The antibacterial susceptibility test conducted on the Schiff base and the metal (II) complexes showed a good activity except Ni (II) complex.
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