Molecules 2012, 17(5), 5952-5971; doi:10.3390/molecules17055952
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Antibacterial Evaluation of Some Schiff Bases Derived from 2-Acetylpyridine and Their Metal Complexes

1 Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia 2 Molecular Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia 3 Institute of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
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Received: 27 March 2012; in revised form: 13 May 2012 / Accepted: 15 May 2012 / Published: 18 May 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
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Abstract: A series of Schiff bases derived from 2-acetylpyridne and their metal complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, NMR, FT-IR and UV-Vis spectral studies. The complexes were screened for anti-bacterial activity against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Acinetobacter baumanni (AC), Klebsiella pneumonie (KB) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) using the disc diffusion and micro broth dilution assays. Based on the overall results, the complexes showed the highest activities against MRSA while a weak antibacterial activity was observed against A. baumanii and P. aeruginosa.
Keywords: Schiff bases; metal complexes; x-ray crystallography; anti-bacteria

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Gwaram, N.S.; Ali, H.M.; Khaledi, H.; Abdulla, M.A.; Hadi, A.H.A.; Lin, T.K.; Ching, C.L.; Ooi, C.L. Antibacterial Evaluation of Some Schiff Bases Derived from 2-Acetylpyridine and Their Metal Complexes. Molecules 2012, 17, 5952-5971.

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Gwaram NS, Ali HM, Khaledi H, Abdulla MA, Hadi AHA, Lin TK, Ching CL, Ooi CL. Antibacterial Evaluation of Some Schiff Bases Derived from 2-Acetylpyridine and Their Metal Complexes. Molecules. 2012; 17(5):5952-5971.

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Gwaram, Nura Suleiman; Ali, Hapipah Mohd; Khaledi, Hamid; Abdulla, Mahmood Ameen; Hadi, A. Hamid A.; Lin, Thong Kwai; Ching, Chai Lay; Ooi, Cher Lin. 2012. "Antibacterial Evaluation of Some Schiff Bases Derived from 2-Acetylpyridine and Their Metal Complexes." Molecules 17, no. 5: 5952-5971.

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