Syntheses, characterization and antimicrobial activity of the first complexes of Zn(II), Cd(II) and Co(II) with N-benzyloxycarbonylglycine. X-ray crystal structure of the polymeric Cd(II) complex
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For the first time, complexes of Zn(II), Cd(II) and Co(II) (1-3) with N-benzyloxycarbonylglycine have been synthesized and characterized. The complexes adopt tetrahedral, pentagonal-bipyramidal and octahedral geometry, respectively. The structure of the polymeric cadmium complex was resolved by single crystal X-ray analysis. The cadmium ion has a distorted pentagonal-bipyramidal coordination formed by two water molecules and two N-benzyloxycarbonylglycinato ligands (N-Boc) coordinated in different fashions, one as bidentate and the second connecting three cadmium atoms. In a rather complicated 2D supramolecular structure, the phenyl rings interact mutually exclusively by the CH⋯π interactions. Investigation of the antimicrobial activity of the obtained complexes and N-benzyloxycarbonylglycine revealed that the ligand does not inhibit the growth of Candida albicans, whereas the newly synthesized complexes suppress the growth of this human fungal pathogen.
Keywords:Cadmium(II) and Cobalt(II) complexes / DFT / Microbiological assay / N-Boc-glycine / X-ray / Zinc(II)
Source:Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2008, 361, 1, 86-94
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