New triazoloquinoxaline ligand and its polymeric 1D silver(I) complex synthesis, structure, and antimicrobial activity

Eliano Diana, Morsy Abu-Youssef, Ayman El-Faham, Saied M. Soliman, Jörg Albering, Mona Sharaf, Yousry M. Gohar, Karl Gatterer, Sidney F. A. Kettle

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The organic ligand 4-Benzyl-1-(N,N-dimethylamino)-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3a]quinoxaline 1 (L) and its polymeric silver(I) complex, [Ag2L(NO3)2]n (2), have been synthesized and characterized. The organic ligand 1 crystallizes in the triclinic space group P¯1. The unit cell contains two parallel-stacked molecules. The complex [Ag2L(NO3)2]n (2) crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/n. The structure contains two different silver(I) ions. Ag(2) is coordinated by three oxygens (involving two nitrate groups) and to a nitrogen of the triazole ring of 1. These ligands form a strongly distorted tetrahedral, nearly planar coordination sphere. Ag(1) has an approximately tetrahedral geometry. It is bonded to one oxygen of a nitrate anion and a nitrogen of two different L; this aspect giving rise to an infinite chain structure. A final bond to Ag(1) involves the carbon of a phenyl group. It is more weakly bonded to the phenyl carbons on either side of this, so that the Ag(1)-phenyl bonding has aspects of an Ag-allyl bond. Ag(1) and Ag(2) participate in bonding to a common nitrate anion and alternate, the two distinct modes of bridging between them lead to a zig-zag chain structure. In addition to spectroscopic studies, the biological activities of the ligand and of the complex were scanned over a wide range of Gram positive and Gram negative flesh- and bone-eating bacteria. The results are discussed in comparison with well-known antibiotics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7197-7205
Number of pages9
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number9
Early online date27 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2018

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