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, Volume 118, Issue 5, pp 411–418 | Cite as

Mixed-ligand complex formation equilibria of CuII with biguanide in presence of glycine as the auxiliary ligand



Equilibrium study on the mixed ligand complex formation of CuII with biguanide(Bg) and glycine (HG), indicated the formation of the complexes: Cu(Bg)2+, Cu(Bg) 2 2+ , Cu(Bg-H)(Bg)+, Cu(Bg-H)2, Cu(Bg)(OH)+, Cu(Bg-H)(OH); Cu(G)+, Cu(G)(OH), Cu(G)2; Cu(G)(Bg)+, Cu(G)(Bg-H); (G)Cu(Bg)Cu(G)2+, (G)Cu(Bg-H)Cu(G)+, and (G)Cu(Bg-2H)Cu(G). From the deprotonation constants of coordinated biguanide (Bg) in the complexes Cu(Bg)(OH)+, Cu(Bg-H)(Bg)+ and Cu(G)(Bg)+, the Lewis basicities of the coordinated ligand species (Bg-H)-, OH- and glycinate (G-) were found to be of the order: (Bg-H)-≫ OH- > G-. Bridging (N1-N4, N2-N5) tetradentate mode of coordination by biguanide species Bg, (Bg-H)- and (Bg2H)2- was indicated from the occurrence of biguanide-bridged dinuclear mixed ligand complexes (G)Cu(Bg)Cu(G)2+, (G)Cu(Bg-H)Cu(G)+, (G)Cu(Bg-2H)Cu(G) in the complexation equilibria.


CopperII-biguanide glycinate ternary complex formation constants 


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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity College of Science, University of CalcuttaKolkata

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