Md Afsar Alia and Parag S Royb*
aAcharya Jagadish Chandra Bose College, 1/1B, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700020.
bDepartment of Chemistry, University of North Bengal, Dist. Darjeeling 734 013, India
A B S T R A C T
A new Schiff base ligand,H3 (pte-tsc) was synthesized by the condensation of 7-acetonyl-xanthopterin [H2(pte)] and thiosemicarbazide [H(tsc)]. The pterin starting material obtained by modifying a published method was characterized through single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis of its 2-pivaloylamino derivative and other data. Three new Mo(IV,V,VI) complexes synthesized using this ligand and characterized by different physico-chemical methods including elemental analysis, ESIMS, ΛM data, 1H NMR, IR, UV-VIS, fluorescence spectroscopy, CV data and CHEM3D representations. Here the H3(pte-tsc) ligand acts as a reducing agent, reducing the metal centre of the molybdenum starting materials during synthesis in most cases. These complexes show reactivity towards oxygen atom donor agents, e.g., Me3N→O or PyN→O and their kinetics have been studied. They have negative values for entropy of activation [∆S# = (–208.29 to –198.63) J mol–1 deg– 1], suggesting associative type enzyme-substrate reactions. Kinetic data [e.g., kobs=(3.82×10– 3 – 71.00×10– 3) s – 1] are at par with the available literature.
Keywords: Pterin Schiff base, single crystal X-ray structure, Pterin-Mo (IV,V,VI) complexes, Mo-centred O-transfer redox reaction, negative ∆S# value.