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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 548067, 7 pages
Research Article

Thermal Degradation Behaviour of Ni(II) Complex of 3,4-Methylenedioxaphenylaminoglyoxime

1Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Pamukkale University, 20070 Denizli, Turkey
2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Selçuk University, 42031 Konya, Turkey

Received 4 July 2013; Accepted 6 September 2013

Academic Editor: Hakan Arslan

Copyright © 2013 Emin Karapınar et al. 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.


Thermal degradation behaviour of the Ni(II) complex of 3,4-methylenedioxaphenylaminoglyoxime was investigated by TG, DTA, and DTG at a heating rate of 10°C min−1 under dinitrogen. The acquired experimental data shows that the complex is thermally stable up to 541 K. The pyrolytic decomposition process occurs by melting metal complex and metal oxide remains as final product. The energies of the reactions involved and the mechanism of decomposition at each stage have been examined. The values of kinetic parameters such as activation energy ( ), preexponential factor ( ) and thermodynamic parameters such as enthalpy ( ), entropy ( ), and Gibbs free energy ( ) are also evaluated.