Synthesis and Antimicrobial Studies of novel metal complexes of testosterone thiosemicarbazone and methandrostenolon thiosemicarbazone

Abstract

This work involves the chemical synthesis of novel complexes derived from steroid hormones using testosterone and methandrostenolon as starting materials. When these starting materials react with thiosemicarbazide, L1 (testosteronthiosemicarbazone ) and L2 (methandrostenolonthiosemicarbazone ) are formed, and when they react with Cr (III), Co (II), Ni (II), and Cu (II) metal ions a new complexes are formed. The chemical structures for all the prepared compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR, and UV/visible spectra. Moreover molar ratio M:L, metal content M%, and magnetic moments (μeff.) were also determined. The IR spectral data suggest the involvement of sulphur and azomethane nitrogen in coordination to the central metal ion. The free ligands and their metal complexes have been tested in vitro against a number of microorganisms (gram positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus), and gram negative bacteria (E. coli, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas, and Klebsiella) in order to assess their antimicrobial properties. All the prepared complexes showed considerable activity against all bacteria.