Phenylalanine is an amino acid. It participates in the preparation of ternary piroxicam complexes of Fe(II), Fe(III), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II). Characterization of these complexes by elemental analyses, molar conductance, IR, UV-Vis, magnetic moment, diffuse reflectance and X-ray powder diffraction methods has been conducted. Crystalline DL-phenylalanine was prepared by its reduction in silica gel by solubility method.
DL-Phenylalanine may be used in the synthesis of ternary piroxicam (Pir; 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-(2-pyridyl)-2H-1,2-benzothiazine-3-carboxamide 1,1-dioxide) complexes of Fe(II), Fe(III), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II).