Group-12 metal(II) complexes
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Chemistry and Pharmacology
Reaction of 2-acetylpyridine 4-methylthiosemicarbazone (H4ML) with halides of zinc(II), cadmium(II), and mercury(II) afforded complexes of the form [M(H4ML)X2] [M = ZnII (1-3), CdII (4-6) or HgII (7-9); × = Cl, Br, or I]. Reaction of H4ML with K2PdCl4 and K2PtCl4 gave compounds of the form [M(4ML)Cl] [M = PdII (10) or PtII (11)]. In all the new compounds, which were characterized by elemental analyses, conductance measurements, and electronic, IR and 1H- and 13C-NMR spectroscopy, and by 113Cd-, 195Pt-, or 199Hg-NMR spectroscopy when relevant, the ligand is N,N,S-tridentate, coordinating to the metal centre through its pyridine and azomethine nitrogen atoms and its thiocarbonyl sulfur atom, as was confirmed by X-ray diffraction studies in the cases of 4· 2 DMSO, 5· 2 DMSO, 6· 2 DMSO, 7· 2 DMSO, 10, and 11. In in-vitro assays, only [Zn(H4ML)Cl2] and [Zn(H4ML)Br2] showed some sign of antifungal activity against Aspergillus niger or Paecilomyces variotii.Supporting information for this article is available on the WWW under http://www.wiley-vch.de/contents/jc_2005/1999/98381_s.pdf or from the author.
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