Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Antimicrobial Properties of an Anhydrous Copper(II) Complex of Pyridine-2-Carboxylic Acid

  •  Amah Colette    
  •  Agwara Ondoh    
  •  Divine Yufanyi    
  •  Djuikom Sado Yanick Gaelle    


A copper(II) complex with picolinic acid as ligand has been synthesised and characterised by elemental analysis, magnetic susceptibility, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopic techniques. The crystal structure of the complex has been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction technique and the ligand was found to coordinate through N- and O-atoms. The ligand and the complex were screened for their activity against resistant strains of fungi (Candida albicans ATCC P37039, Candida albicans 194 B, Candida glabrata 44B, Cryptococcus neoformans) and bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus CIP 7625, Pseudomonas aeruginosa CIP 76110, Salmonella typhi and Escherichia coli ATCC 25922) isolated from humans in Cameroon.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9698
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9701
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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