Schiff bases of 1,5-diarylpent-4-ene-1,3-diones and their metal complexes: Synthesis, characterization and fluorescent studies


  • Muhammed Basheer Ummathur Department of Chemistry, KAHM Unity Women’s College, Manjeri, Kerala-676122, India
  • Radhika Pallikkavil Department of Chemistry, University of Calicut, Kerala-673635, India
  • Krishnannair Krishnankutty Department of Chemistry, University of Calicut, Kerala-673635, India



o-aminophenol, imine-enamine form, tetradentate coordination, spectral data.


Four Schiff bases (H2L1 to H2L4) have been synthesized by the con­densation between o-aminophenol and unsaturated diketones (1,5-diarylpent-4--ene-1,3-diones). Analytical, IR, 1H NMR and mass spectral data revealed their existence in the imine-enamine form. Dibasic tetradentate coordination of the Schiff bases in their ML complexes [M = Cu(II), Ni(II), Co(II), Zn(II), Cd(II), and Hg(II)] has been established on the basis of physical, analytical and spectral data. The fluorescent studies of H2L4 show that fluorescence emission maxima shift with increase in polarity and hydrogen bonding ability of the solvent. Paramagnetic Cu(II), Ni(II) and Co(II) ions decrease the fluorescence intensity with increase in concentration of the metal ion while diamagnetic Zn(II), Cd(II) and Hg(II) ions have very little influence on the intensity of fluorescence of the Schiff base H2L4 .


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How to Cite

M. B. Ummathur, R. Pallikkavil, and K. Krishnankutty, “Schiff bases of 1,5-diarylpent-4-ene-1,3-diones and their metal complexes: Synthesis, characterization and fluorescent studies”, J. Serb. Chem. Soc., vol. 86, no. 1, pp. 39-49, Jan. 2021.



Inorganic Chemistry