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Abstract Volume 8 Issue 4 (2003) pp 257-259

Analysis of Copper(II) and Iron(III) Diethyldithiocarbamates: Synthesis; Spectral Characterization; and Thermal Characterization, Including Thermogravimetric Analysis and Differential Scanning Calorimetry

Will E Lynch,* Delana A. Nivens, June. P. Hall, Jonathan. P. Long, Dinah Strasburger, and Jarrett E. Walsh

Department of Chemistry and Physics, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia 31419,
Received January 22, 2003. Accepted April 5, 2003.

Published online: 22 July 2003

Abstract. The syntheses of bis(diethyldithiocarbamato)copper(II) and tris(diethyldithiocarbamato)iron(III) are reported. The compounds are characterized by IR, UV–vis, magnetic susceptibility, and thermal analysis. Thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry give insight into the thermal degradation of these compounds to sulfide and oxide derivatives of the metals.

Key Words:  Laboratories and Demonstrations; inorganic chemistry; synthesis; thermodynamics

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Issue date: August 1, 2003

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