Open Access

Green synthesis of thioxoimidazolidine derivative ligand: Spectroscopic, thermal and biological assignments of new Cu(II), Co(II), and Ni(II) chelates in neutral system


Eco-friendly synthesis of ethyl 3-(4-oxo-3-(1-(pyridin-3-yl)ethylideneamino)-2-thioxoimidazolidin-1-yl)propanoate (4) ligand (L) using microwave irradiation technique was described. The structure of thioxoimidazolidine derivative ligand compound has been established based on different types of analyses such as infrared, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, and mass spectra as well as elemental analysis. The copper, cobalt, and nickel(II) complexes with molecular formula [M(L)(H2O)4]Cl2 (where M = Co(II), Ni(II), and Cu(II), L = thioxoimidazolidine derivative ligand), have been prepared and well-characterized using microanalytical, conductivity measurements, magnetic, spectroscopic, and physical analyses. Upon the outcome results of analyses, the stoichiometry of the synthesized complexes is 1:1 (M:L). The molar conductance values concluded that the behavior of metal complexes was electrolytes. The 3-(4-oxo-3-(1-(pyridin-3-yl)ethylideneamino)-2-thioxoimidazolidin-1-yl)propanoate chelate acts as a monovalent bidentate fashion via nitrogen and oxygen atoms of both thioxoimidazolidine and propanoate ester moieties. The geometric structures of the synthesized metal complexes are an octahedral configuration based on spectroscopic and magnetic moment studies. The thermogravimetric assignments deduced that the presence of four coordinated water molecules. The synthesized copper(II), cobalt(II), and nickel(II) complexes were biologically checked against G+ and G- bacteria and two species of fungi (Aspergillus Nigaer, and Penicillium Sp.).

Publication timeframe:
4 times per year
Journal Subjects:
Industrial Chemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering