Photocatalytic Degradation and Antibacterial Study of Copper(II) Mustard Thiourea Complex

Author(s): Vandana Sukhadia*, Rashmi Sharma, Asha Meena

Journal Name: Current Physical Chemistry

Volume 10 , Issue 3 , 2020

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Aims: The aim of this research work is to synthesise, study and analyse photocatalytic degradation, kinetics.

Background: Copper(II) mustard thio urea complex has been synthesized and characterized through FT-IR, NMR, ESR studies.

Objective: Photocatalytic degradation of copper(II) mustard thio urea complex was studied in the presence of ZnO as a catalyst in the solution form, using a non polar solvent benzene and a polar solvent methanol with different compositions. Antibacterial activities of copper(II) complex have also been studied against Staphylococcus aureus.

Method: O.D. was measured after different time intervals spectrophotometrically to measure the degradation of the complex.

Mueller-Hinton agar medium was used for antimicrobial activity of the synthesized compound at different concentrations by disk/ well diffusion susceptibility testing.

Result: Plot of 2+ log O.D. (absorbance) versus time was plotted and found to be linear. The heterogeneous photocatalysis followed pseudo-first-order reaction kinetics. The present study suggests that the CMT complex shows antibacterial activity at different concentrations.

Conclusion: The rate of photocatalytic degradation of CMT complex was studied and analyzed. It has been found that the rate of degradation varies with different parameters like the concentration of complex, the amount of catalyst, light intensity, solvent polarity etc. The CMT complex derived from natural mustard oil has shown an inhibitory effect on the growth of S. aureus which may cause skin diseases.

Keywords: Antimicrobial activity, copper (II) mustard thiourea complex, decolourization, percent degradation, photocatalytic degradation, Staphylococcus aureus.

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Year: 2020
Published on: 21 February, 2020
Page: [229 - 242]
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DOI: 10.2174/1877946810666200221122053

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