Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy

Syntheses, characterization, biological activity and fluorescence properties of bis-(salicylaldehyde)-1,3-propylenediimine Schiff base ligand and its lanthanide complexes.

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Eight new lanthanide metal complexes [LnL(NO(3))(2)]NO(3) {Ln(III) = Nd, Dy, Sm, Pr, Gd, Tb, La and Er, L = bis-(salicyladehyde)-1,3-propylenediimine Schiff base ligand} were prepared. These complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), molar conductivity measurements and spectral studies ((1)H NMR, FT-IR, UV-vis, and luminescence). The Schiff base ligand coordinates to Ln(III) ion in a tetra-dentate manner through the phenolic oxygen and azomethine nitrogen atoms. The coordination number of eight is achieved by involving two bi-dentate nitrate groups in the coordination sphere. Sm, Tb and Dy complexes exhibit the characteristic luminescence emissions of the central metal ions attributed to efficient energy transfer from the ligand to the metal center. Most of the complexes exhibit antibacterial activity against a number of pathogenic bacteria.