Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 121, Issue 2, pp 909–917 | Cite as

Synthesis and characterization of some Schiff bases, their metal complexes and thermal, antimicrobial and catalytic features

  • Selma Bal
  • Betül Orhan
  • Joseph Donald Connolly
  • Metin Dığrak
  • Süleyman Köytepe


Two pyridine carboxaldehyde-derived schiff bases and their copper, nickel and manganese complexes have been synthesized, characterized by spectroscopic and thermal analyses. For the antimicrobial activity experiments, the microorganisms B. megaterium, K. pneumoniae, E. coli, P. aeruginasa, S. aureus, B. subtilis and E. aerogenes have been used. Nickel and copper complex compounds of ligand L2 were recorded as the most effective coordination compounds as antimicrobial. Catalytic activity results revealed that the both manganese and nickel complexes were moderately more effective for the oxidation reactions of cyclohexene and styrene.


Schiff base Complex Thermal Catalysis Antimicrobial 



We would like to thank K. Maras Sutcu Imam University Research Projects Coordination Unit for the financial support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Selma Bal
    • 1
  • Betül Orhan
    • 1
  • Joseph Donald Connolly
    • 2
  • Metin Dığrak
    • 3
  • Süleyman Köytepe
    • 4
  1. 1.Chemistry Department, Science and Art FacultyKahramanmaraş Sutcu Imam UniversityKahramanmarasTurkey
  2. 2.Chemistry DepartmentUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  3. 3.Biology Department, Science and Art FacultyKahramanmaraş Sutcu Imam UniversityKahramanmarasTurkey
  4. 4.Kimya Bölümü, Fen Edebiyat Fakültesiİnönü ÜniversitesiMalatyaTurkey

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