A series of new Schiff bases were synthesized by combination of 4(-3-nitrophenyl) thiazol-2-amine with hydrox aldehyde (R-H, 5CH3
and 5Cl). Schiff bases and their transition metal complexes where characterized by elemental analysis, UV-visible, infrared spectra, magnetic susceptibility and conductivity measurement. The transition metal complexes are monomeric and 1:2 stoichemistry having octahedral geometry. The ligands coordinated through oxygen atom of phenolic –OH group and also from thiazole ring nitrogen.
The Schiff bases and their metal complexes were screen for antibacterial and antifungal activity.