Three new substituted 4-(alkylaminoisonitrosoacetyl)biphenyls (ligands) derived from 4-biphenylhydroxymoyl chloride and corresponding amines were synthesized. The following aromatic and aliphatic amines were used for ligands: ethanolamine, 2-amino-4-methylphenol, and 2-(aminomethyl)pyridine. Mononuclear or binuclear cobalt(II), nickel(II), copper(II), zinc(II), cadmium(II), and lead(II) complexes with these ligands were synthesized. These compounds were characterized by elemental analyses, AAS, infrared spectra, and magnetic susceptibility measurements. The ligands were additionally characterized by H-1 NMR. The results suggest that the ligands act as tridentate ligands.