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Indian Journal of Materials Science
Volume 2014, Article ID 787306, 5 pages
Research Article

Kinetics of Thermolysis of Nickel(II) Perchlorate Complex with n-Propylamine

Department of Chemistry, DBS College, Kanpur 208006, India

Received 25 November 2013; Accepted 10 January 2014; Published 19 February 2014

Academic Editors: J. Luo and H. S. Yathirajan

Copyright © 2014 Chandra Prakash Singh and Abhishek Singh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Complex of nickel perchlorate with n-propylamine has been synthesised with molecular formula [Ni(n-pa)3(ClO4)(H2O)]ClO4. It has been characterised by elemental analysis, thermogravimetry, UV-VIS, and IR spectroscopic data. Thermal properties have been investigated by thermogravimetry (TG) in static air and by simultaneous thermogravimetry-derivative thermogravimetry-differential thermal analysis (TG-DTG-DTA) in flowing nitrogen atmosphere. Kinetics of thermolysis has been analysed applying model-fitting and model-free isoconversional method on isothermal TG data recorded at five different temperatures. To observe the response of complex towards fast heating, explosion delay time has been recorded at various temperatures and kinetics of explosion has been studied using these data.