• Deeksha Sharma Department of Chemistry, Government Madhav Science College, Ujjain, M.P., India
  • Prof. Arpan Bhardwaj Department of Chemistry, Government Madhav Science College, Ujjain, M.P., India




Salicylidene Amino Acids, 1,10- Phenanthroline, Thiourea, Azomethine


In the present paper, synthesis of Schiff base ligands and the metal complexes are studied and compared by conventional and solvent free route. The synthesis of Schiff base ligands of amino acids (Glycine, Phenylalanine and Tyrosine) with salicylaldehyde and their mixed ligand ternary Cu(II) complexes are discussed. Other ligands are used in co-ordinaion with the schiff base is 1,10- Phenanthroline/thiourea  in equimolar ratio. The environmentally efficient and modern developed method for synthesis is the solid state synthesis of salicylidene amino acids through pestle mortar synthetic procedure. This method is compared with the conventional method that require refluxing the reactant mixture for hours in an organic solvent, here ethanol. The complexes are characterized by spectral techniques IR spectroscopy and UV spectroscopy. The investigations concluded that the pestle mortar assisted method is very rapid , simple and economic for the preparation of  ligands and complexes as well. The Antimicrobial studies were also performed for the complexes. The spectral data for the ligands and complexes obtained from either method, conventional and solventless procedure are in good agreement with one another. The azomethine bonding(-CH=N-) between salicylaldehyde amino acids based Schiff bases is described by the IR spectral peak around 1600 cm-1.



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How to Cite

Sharma, D. ., & Bhardwaj, P. A. (2017). A COMPARITIVE VIEW OVER THE SYNTHESIS OF SCHIFF BASE LIGANDS AND METAL COMPLEXES BY CONVENTIONAL AND SOLVENT FREE ROUTES. International Journal of Engineering Technologies and Management Research, 4(12), 107–117. https://doi.org/10.29121/ijetmr.v4.i12.2017.603