JOURNAL OF COORDINATION CHEMISTRY, cilt.63, ss.1398-1410, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The compounds of 2-(5-chloro/nitro-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-4-bromo/nitrophenols (HLX : X = 1-4) and their copper(II) nitrate and iron(III) nitrate complexes have been synthesized and characterized. The structures of the complexes were confirmed on the basis of elemental analysis, thermal gravimetric analysis, molar conductivity and magnetic moment measurements, FT-IR, mass, and UV-Vis spectroscopy techniques. The complexes show high-thermal stability with 350 degrees C m.p. In all complexes, the ligands are bidentate via one imine nitrogen and a phenolate oxygen. Cu(II) complexes having 1 : 2 M : L ratio are classified as non-electrolytes, whereas 1 : 1 M : L ratio is observed in Fe(III) complexes except [Fe(L3)2(H2O)2](NO3) 3H2O. The antimicrobial activities of the ligands and the complexes were evaluated using the disc diffusion method in DMSO as well as minimum inhibitory concentration dilution method against Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Proteus mirabilis. Antifungal activities were reported for Candida albicans. The complexes [Fe(L3)2(H2O)2](NO3) 3H2O and [Cu(L3)2] 2H2O are more effective against S. epidermidis than ciprofloxacin.