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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 513-516

Thermal Decomposition Kinetics of Labile Chromium Complex with Benzoic Acid

M. K. Mishra1 and N. M. Misra2

1Department of Chemistry B.I.T., Sindri, Dhanbad, India
2Department of Applied Chemistry ISM, Dhanbad, India

Received 6 June 2010; Accepted 2 August 2010

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Complex [CrO2 (C7H5O2) C2H5OH) (H2O)2] was prepared by using benzoic acid. Its spectral characterization was done by using Elemental analysis (C and H), Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP - OES), Ultraviolet - visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and Fast Atomic Bombardment (FAB) Mass spectrometry. Whereas thermal decomposition was investigated by differential scanning calorimetric (DSC). The low value of activation energy of exothermic change indicated lability of complex.