A novel ligand, vicinal dioxime ligand (egonol-hydrazone glyoxime) (LH2) was synthesized and characterized using H-1 NMR,C-13 NMR, MS, AAS, infrared spectroscopy, and magnetic susceptibility measurements. Mononuclear nickel (II), copper (II) and cobalt (II) complexes with a metal:ligand ratio of 1:2 for LH2 were also synthesized. Zn(II) forms complex [Zn(LH)Cl-2] with a metal to ligand ratio of 1:1. IR spectrum shows that the ligand act in a bidentate manner and coordinates N-4 donor groups of the ligands to Ni-II, Cu-II, Co-II and Zn-II ions. The detection of H-bonding (O-H...O) in the [M(LH)(2)] metal complexes by IR spectra supported the square-planar MN4 coordination of Ni(II), Cu(II) and Co(II) complexes.