Synthesis of New Azo Dyes and Copper(II) Complexes Derived from Barbituric Acid and 4-Aminobenzoylhydrazone


Abstract: Four new azo dyes, L^1, L^2, L^3, and L^4, were prepared by linking benzaldehyde p-aminobenzoylhydrazone (3) and p-hydroxybenzaldehyede p--aminobenzoylhydrazone (4) to barbituric acid and 1,3-dimethylbarbituric acid through diazo-coupling reactions. Reactions of the azo-dyes with copper chloride and bidentate ligand, 1,10-phenanthroline, produced mixed-ligand dinuclear complexes with general stoichiometry [Cu_2L(phen)_2]Cl_2 (7, 8, 9, and 10). The structures of both azo dyes and their complexes were identified by elemental analyses, FT-IR, ^1H-NMR, UV-VIS, magnetic susceptibility, and mass spectral data.

Keywords: Azo-dyes, copper(II) complexes, barbituric acid, hydrazone, mixed-ligand

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