Kinetic study of some novel high spin Fe(II) complexes of Schiff base ligands derived from 5-
bromsalicyaldehyde and amino acids with the OH– ion and DNA has been carried out. Based on the kinetic
data, the rate law and a plausible mechanism were proposed. Kinetic data of the base catalyzed hydrolysis
imply pseudo first-order double stage process due to the presence of mer- and fac-isomers. The observed rate constants kobs were correlated with the effect of a substituent R in the structure of ligands. The rate constants and activation parameters are in good agreement with stability constants of the studied complexes. Reactivity of the complexes towards DNA correlated well with the reported binding constants.