Synthesis, crystal structure and catecholase activity of [Co(SCN)2(L)] [L = N,N′-(bis(pyridine-2-yl)benzilidene)-1,2-ethanediamine]

Ashis Kumar Maji, Sumitava Khan, Ayon Kanti Ghosh, Chia Her Lin, Barindra Kumar Ghosh, Rajarshi Ghosh*

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Synthesis and structural characterization of a mononuclear cobalt(II) complex [Co(SCN)2(L)] [L = N,N′-(bis(pyridine-2-yl)benzilidene)-1,2-ethanediamine] (1) is reported. Molecular geometry of the complex is found to be distorted octahedron with CoN4S2 chromophore. 1 is shown to respond in catecholase activity in methanol and acetonitrile. In each solvent Michaelis-Menten reaction kinetics were followed. The reaction mechanism of the catecholase activity is investigated using mass spectrometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-494
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sept 5
Externally publishedYes


  • Catecholase activity
  • Cobalt
  • Schiff base
  • X-ray structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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