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Chemistry and Pharmacology
Summary New copper(II) complexes with pyridoxal N4-methylthiosemicarbazone (H2Methsa), N4-ethylthiosemicarbazone (H2Etthsa) and N4-phenylthiosemicarbazone (H2Phthsa) have been prepared and characterized by analytical, magnetic, spectral, e.s.r. and electrochemical methods. All the compounds exhibit normal magnetic moments at room temperature. The variable temperature magnetic moments, however, show the presence of very weak intramolecular antiferromagnetic interaction (−2J = ca. 30cm-1) between the copper(II) centres in the complexes. The e.s.r. spectra at 77 K in DMSO indicate the presence of a mixture of monomers and dimers consistent with the dissociation of the complexes. Electrochemical studies in non-aqueous solvents show that the complexes undergo a quasi-reversible one electron facile reduction at markedly low negative potentials versus saturated calomel electrode (s.c.e.).
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