Synthesis, Characterization and Antioxidant Activity of Rutin Complexes

  • Shahabuddin Memon National Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro 76080, Pakistan
  • Qadeer K. Panhwar Dr. M. A. Kazi Institute of Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan


Rutin, one of the excellent chelating agents, has been made to react with Zr4+ and MoO42- ions to get metal complexes in methanol. The synthesis, spectral properties (UV-Vis, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, IR), thermal behavior and antioxidant activity of these complexes have been studied. It has been observed that rutin forms deep yellow colored complexes of mononuclear composition (through 5OH-4CO system in case of Zr4+/catechol site in case of MoO42-) having stoichiometry, 1:2 and 1:1 for Zr4+ and MoO42- ions, respectively. It has been further noticed that these complexes are formed at different pHs, i.e. 4.0 and 8.0 pHs suitable for Zr4+ and MoO42- complexes, respectively. Thermograms also confirm the results of IR and support the presence of water molecules in complexes. Relative antioxidant activity of the rutin ligand, zirconium-rutin and molybdenumrutin complexes was determined. It was found that both metal complexes have higher antioxidant activity than rutin alone.

Jun 2, 2014
How to Cite
MEMON, Shahabuddin; PANHWAR, Qadeer K.. Synthesis, Characterization and Antioxidant Activity of Rutin Complexes. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 2, p. 11, june 2014. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 oct. 2017.