Schiff base; N,N'-bis-(2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldimine)-1,3-diaminopropanol (napdapOH) reacts with metal chlorides to form dinuclear complexes of the type [M2L2] center dot nCl(2) where M = Ni, Cu, Fe and n = 0, 1. Schiff base complexes were characterized by using FT-IR, LC-MS, magnetic moments and conductance measurements. Coordination was found to be through the phenolic oxygen atoms and azomethine nitrogen atoms. The electronic properties of the compounds were investigated theoretically by performing semiempirical molecular orbital theory PM3 method in Hyperchem 7 (Release). The antibacterial activities of the compounds were investigated against Escherichia coli ATCC 11230, Bacillus subtilis RSKK 244, Bacillus megaterium RSKK 5117, Salmonella enteritidis ATCC 13076, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923 by using microdilution method.