Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Assay of Some Schiff Base Metal (II) Complexes

Auwalu Uba

Department of Weights and Measures, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria.

Misbahu Muhammad Ladan

Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.

Usman Abubakar Adamu

Department of Chemistry, Gombe State University, Gombe, Nigeria.

Buhari Magaji *

Department of Chemistry, Gombe State University, Gombe, Nigeria.

Muhammad Nazifi Ibrahim

Department of Chemistry, Gombe State University, Gombe, Nigeria.

Mukhtar Muhammad Sani

Department of Chemistry, Gombe State University, Gombe, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

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.

Keywords: Antibacterial susceptibility, non-electrolytes, magnetic susceptibility, molar conductivity, schiff base ligands.


How to Cite

Uba, A., Ladan, M. M., Adamu, U. A., Magaji, B., Ibrahim, M. N., & Sani, M. M. (2020). Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Assay of Some Schiff Base Metal (II) Complexes. Advances in Research, 21(5), 28–34. https://doi.org/10.9734/air/2020/v21i530204