Three benzil based, macrocyclic oxygen-, nitrogen-, and sulfur-containing ligands, (3,4,10,11 -tetraphenyl-1,2,5,6,8,9,12,13-octaazacyclotetradeca-7,14-dithione-2,4,9,11 -tetraene) ethanol (L 1 ), 10,1 l-diethoxy-3,4,10,11-tetraphenyl-1,2,5,6,8,9,12,13-octaazacyclotetradeca- 7.14-dithione-2,4-diene (L 2 ), (3,4,10,11 -tetraphenyl-1,2,5,6,8,9,12,13-octaazacyclotetradeca- 7.14-dione-2,4,9,l 1-tetraene) ethanol (L 3 ); a cyclic ligand, 6-ethoxy-l,6-diphenyl-4-oxo- 3,4,5,6-tetrahydro-2,3,5-triazine (L 5 ) and two open chain ligands, benzilsemicarbazone (L 6 ) and benzilbisthiosemicarbazone (L 4 ) are reported. These ligands react with copper(II) chloride, nitrate and acetate. The complexes obtained have been characterized on the basis of NMR , IR, electronic and mass spectral studies, conductance and analytical data. The stoichiometry and the spectroscopic data o f the complexes indicate that the copper ions are coordinated by neutral ligands or by ligand anions formed by loss o f protons from the ligand. The molecular and crystal structure of 6-ethoxy-l,6-diphenyl-4-oxo-3,4,5,6-tetrahydro- 2,3,5-triazine (L 5) was determined by X-ray diffraction; the space group is triclinic, P1̄ with a = 7.865(1), b = 14.101(6), c = 15.733(9) Å, α = 69.10(3)°, β = 75.62(2)°, γ = 86.69(2)°, V = 1578(1) Å 3 , Z = 4.