Mononuclear and binuclear copper(II) complexes with four 4-acetamidobenzald
ehyde N(4)-substituted thiosemicarbazones have been prepared in EtOH soluti
on and characterized by physical and spectral methods. I.r., electronic, an
d e.s.r. spectra of the complexes, as well as i.r., electronic, and n.m.r.
spectra of the thiosemicarbazones, have been obtained. These thiosemicarbaz
ones coordinate as anionic or neutral ligands via the thiosemicarbazone moi
ety's imine nitrogen and thiolate/thione sulfur, the former on loss of the
hydrazido hydrogen, N(2)H.