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A series of binuclear Cu(II) complexes with bisbenzoylhydrazones of 2,6-diformyl-4-R-phenols (R = OCH3, CH3, CH2Ph, Cl, Br, CO2CH3) with H2LCu2(NO3)2(OCH3) composition, where H2L–are monodeprotonated bishydrazones, was synthesized. The structure of the obtained complexes was established using IR spectro-scopy and conductometric and magnetochemical data. The title complexes were shown to exhibit exchange interaction of the antiferromagnetic type. Results of quantum-chemical calculations of structures modeling the state of a ligand in the complex were used to discuss the effect of substituent R nature on magnetic exchange in the complexes.