In this study, N,N'-bis[(3,4-dichlorophenyl)methylidene]cyclohexane-1,4-diamine (L) and its Cu(II), Co(II) and Ni(II) complexes were prepared and characterized by the analytical and spectroscopic methods. The analytical data show the composition of the metal complex to be [M2L(Cl)(4)(H2O)(2)], where L is the Schiff base ligand. The conductance data indicate that all the complexes are non-electrolytes. The compound (L) behaves as a monodentate ligand. But, obtained complexes have binuclear nature. The electrochemical properties of the metal complexes are dependent on reversible, irreversible and quasi-reversible redox waves in the anodic and cathodic regions due to oxidation and reduction of the metal ions. The single crystal of the ligand (L) was obtained from CH3CN solution. Space group and crystal system of the ligand are P2(1)/C and monoclinic, respectively. (c) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.