Thermal behaviour of the N-donor adducts of metal saccharinates I. 2,2′-bipyridine saccharinato complexes of Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Pb(II)

P. Naumov, V. Jordanovska, O. Grupče, B. Boyanov, G. Jovanovski

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The adducts of Co, Ni, Cu, Zn and Pb saccharinates with 2,2′-bipyridine were synthesized and their thermal behaviour in the 20-1000°C temperature interval in a static air atmosphere was investigated. Regardless of the coordination, the decomposition starts with dehydration and proceeds with removal of the bipyridine ligand(s). The resulting metal(II) saccharinates adopt characteristic two-step decomposition, the first step being the SO2 release. Their stability was found to be metal-dependent. The thermal decomposition pathways were correlated with the existing structural data about the compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-67
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 29 2001



  • 2,2′-bipyridine
  • N-donor adducts
  • Saccharinates
  • Thermal decomposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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