Study on the Interaction of Copper (II) Complex of Morin and its Antimicrobial Effect

Author(s): Safana Ahmed Farhan

Complex formation between copper (II) chloride duihdrate and morin (3,5,7,2´,4´-pentahydroxyl flavone) have been studied. Structure of the complex was determined through various analytical techniques including UV-Vis, FT-IR, and elemental analysis. The results of these analyses indicate that the complex has a Cu (II) ion coordinated via positions 4 C=O and 5-OH of the morin and has the general structure [CuL2(H2O)2]. Antimicrobial (antibacterial and antifungal) activities of this complex was evaluated by using wells-diffusion method and compared with the activity of free morin, which showed that the antimicrobial activity of complexed morin has higher value as compared to the free morin.

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