Chemistry Department, Jordan University of Science and Technology,
P.O. Box 3030 Irbid, Jordan
The interaction of magnesium, calcium and barium perchlorate with ciprofloxacin (CIP) and norfloxacin (NOR) has been investigated. Elemental analysis, FTIR, electrical conductivity and thermal analysis have been used to characterize the isolated complexes. The results support the formation of complexes of the formula [M(NOR)2](ClO4)2.xH2O and [M(CIP)2](ClO4)2.xH2O (M = Mg+2, Ca+2 and Ba+2). The FTIR spectra of the isolated complexes suggest that CIP and NOR act as bidentate ligands through the ring carbonyl oxygen atom and one of the oxygen atoms of the carboxylic group.