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Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of Fe(II) mixed ligands complex of succinic acid and hexamethylenetetramine

J. I. Mbonu
M. Ariemudwigho


An Fe(II) complex has been synthesized from iron(II) sulphate, succinic acid and hexamethylenetetramine. The nature of bonding and the structural features of the complex have been deduced from elemental analysis, molar conductance, pH measurements, IR, UV-Vis spectral studies. Spectroscopic and analytical studies reveal octahedral geometry for this complex. The electronic spectrum of iron(II) complex in DMSO was recorded, and its salient features are reported. The activity studies data indicate that the complex is more potent antibacterial agent than the ligands and ciprofloxacin drug against the tested pathogenic bacteria strains. The synthesized compound can serve as potential photoactive materials as indicated from their characteristic absorption in the ultraviolet region.

Key Words: Succinic acid, hexamethylenetetramine, antibacterial activity.

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