Schiff base complexes with two or three nitrogen
donor atoms have recently attracted interest in virtue of
their biological activity. 2,6-Pyridinedicarboxaldehyde
lends itself to the formation of a host of such Schiff
bases. The present work has therefore been devoted to
the investigation of the synthesis and reactions of
Schiff bases derived from 2,6-pyridinedicarboxaldehyde. (...continues)
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.