Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(10), 7186-7198; doi:10.3390/ijms12107186
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Metal Complexes of Diisopropylthiourea: Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Studies

Department of Chemistry, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
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Received: 5 August 2011; in revised form: 30 September 2011 / Accepted: 11 October 2011 / Published: 21 October 2011
(This article belongs to the Section Material Sciences and Nanotechnology)
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Abstract: Co(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Fe(III) complexes of diisopropylthiourea have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analyses, molar conductivity, magnetic susceptibility, FTIR and electronic spectroscopy. The compounds are non-electrolytes in solution and spectroscopic data of the complexes are consistent with 4-coordinate geometry for the metal(II) complexes and six coordinate octahedral for Fe(III) complex. The complexes were screened for their antibacterial activities against six bacteria: Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas auriginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus pumilus. The complexes showed varied antibacterial activities and their minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) were determined.
Keywords: metal complexes; diisopropylthiourea; antibacterial; drug resistance

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Ajibade, P.A.; Zulu, N.H. Metal Complexes of Diisopropylthiourea: Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Studies. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12, 7186-7198.

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Ajibade PA, Zulu NH. Metal Complexes of Diisopropylthiourea: Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Studies. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2011; 12(10):7186-7198.

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Ajibade, Peter A.; Zulu, Nonkululeko H. 2011. "Metal Complexes of Diisopropylthiourea: Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Studies." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 12, no. 10: 7186-7198.

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