Herein, we report two novel macroacyclic Schiff bases derived from tetranaphthaldehyde derivative compound and their binuclear Mn(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) complexes. The structures of the compounds have been proposed by elemental analyses, spectroscopic data i.e. IR, H-1 and C-13 NMR, UV-Vis, electrospray ionisation mass spectra, molar conductivities and magnetic susceptibility measurements. The stoichiometries of the complexes derived from mass and elemental analysis correspond to the general formula [M2L(ClO4)(n)](ClO4)(4-n), (where M is Mn(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and L represents the Schiff base ligands). (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.