A new series of four transition metal complexes of a Schiff base derived from salicylaldehyde and glycine, viz. [N-salicylidene glycinato diaqua cobalt (II) dimer] (SGCo)2, [N-salicylideneglycinato-di-aqua-nickel(ll)dimer] (SGN)2, [N-salicylideneglycinato-aqua-copper(II)] (SGC) and [N-salicylidene glycinato diaqua zinc(II) dimer] (SGZ)2 have been synthesized and characterized through a rapid, simple, and efficient methodology in excellent yield. These compounds were screened for In Vitro antibacterial activities against six pathogenic bacteria, such as Shigella sonnei, Escherichia coli, Bacilus subtilis, Sarcina lutea, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas arioginosa. The antibacterial activity was determined by the disc diffusion method using DMSO as solvent. The results indicate that (SGC) compound exhibit a significant antibacterial activity, depending on the bacterial strain and (SGCo)2, (SGN)2 and (SGZ)2 compounds show a moderate sensitivity even with higher doses. All these compounds were found to possess cytotoxic effect.
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 10)
M.N. Islam et al., "Antibacterial Activities of Some Transition Metal Schiff Base Complexes", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 10, pp. 12-20, 2013