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Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Biological Activities of Organically Templated Cobalt Phosphite (C4H14N2)[Co(H2PO3)4]∙2H2O

Version 1 : Received: 17 January 2019 / Approved: 5 March 2019 / Online: 12 March 2019 (00:00:00 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 17 January 2019 / Approved: 5 March 2019 / Online: 25 July 2019 (00:00:00 CEST)
Version 3 : Received: 12 March 2019 / Approved: 24 January 2019 / Online: 15 November 2019 (00:00:00 CET)

How to cite: Hamdi, N.; Chaouch, S.; da Silva, I.; Ezahri, M.; Lachkar, M.; Alhasan, R.; Yaman Abdin, A.; Jacob, C.; El Bali, B. Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Biological Activities of Organically Templated Cobalt Phosphite (C4H14N2)[Co(H2PO3)4]∙2H2O. Preprints 2020, 2020110074 (doi: 10.3390/sci1030064). Hamdi, N.; Chaouch, S.; da Silva, I.; Ezahri, M.; Lachkar, M.; Alhasan, R.; Yaman Abdin, A.; Jacob, C.; El Bali, B. Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Biological Activities of Organically Templated Cobalt Phosphite (C4H14N2)[Co(H2PO3)4]∙2H2O. Preprints 2020, 2020110074 (doi: 10.3390/sci1030064).

Abstract

A novel hybrid phosphite (C4H14N2)[Co(H2PO3)4]∙2H2O was synthesized with 1,4-diaminobutane (dabn) as a structure-directing agent using slow evaporation method. Single crystal
X-ray diraction analysis showed that it crystallizes in the P-1 triclinic space group, with the following unit cell parameters (Å, °) a = 5.4814 (3), b = 7.5515 (4), c = 10.8548 (6), α = 88.001 (4), β = 88.707 (5), = 85.126 (5), and V= 447.33 (4) Å3. The crystal structure was built up from corner-sharing [CoO6]octahedrons, forming chains parallel to [001], which are interconnected by H2PO3-pseudo-tetrahedral units. The diprotonated 1,4-butanediammonium molecules, residing between the parallel chains, interacted with the inorganic moiety via hydrogen bonds leading thus to the formation of the 3D crystal structure. The Fourier transform infrared spectrum showed characteristic bands corresponding to the phosphite group and the organic molecule. The thermal decomposition of the compound consisted mainly of the loss of the organic moiety and the water molecules. The biological tests exhibited significant activity against Candida albicans and Escherichia coli strains in all used concentrations, while less activity was pronounced when tested against Staphylococcus epidermidis and Saccharomyces
cerevisiae, while there was no activity against the nematode model Steinernema feltiae.

Subject Areas

hybrid phosphite; X-Ray crystal structure; FTIR; thermal behavior; biological activities; antimicrobial; micro-organisms

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