Schiff Bases Derived from 2-Hydroxynaphthalene-1-carbaldehyde and their Metal Complexes: A Review

Khalid Maher

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zakho, Zakho, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

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2-Hydroxynaphthalene-1-carbaldehyde is a key predecessor to an assortment coordinating agent and the Schiff bases derived from these ligands played a unique role in the development of important biomolecules which exhibit a widely range as a model system for biological macromolecules. Schiff bases formed from o-hydroxy aromatic ketones and aldehydes are stellar design for the study of keto-enol tautomerism in liquid and solid state. The metal-Schiff base complexes obtained from 2-hydroxynaphthalene-1-carbaldehyde had been revealed to show a broad area of biological effectiveness, catalytic reaction, sensors, selective electrodes and fluorescent.


Schiff Bases, 2-Hydroxynaphthalene-1-carbaldehyde, Metal complexes.

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