Applications of Copper – Schiff’s Base Complexes : A RevieAuthor(s): Rishu Katwal, Harpreet Kaur and Brij Kishore Kapur
Schiff bases are versatile ligands synthesized from the condensation of an amino compound with carbonyl compounds and these coordinate to metal ions via azomethine nitrogen Schiff’s base and their copper complexes possess remarkable properties as catalysts in various biological systems, polymers, dyes, antimicrobial activities, antifungal activities, antiviral activities insecticides, antitumor and cytotoxic activities, plant growth regulator, enzymatic activity and pharmaceutical fields. A variety of Schiff’s base and its complexes have been studied extensively. Several model systems, including those with bidentate, tridentate, tetradentate, multidentate Schiff base ligands, and their coordination chemistry of copper attracts much attention because of its biological relevance and its own interesting coordination chemistry such as geometry, flexible redox property, and oxidation state. This review summarizes the application of copper Schiff bases complexes.