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  • 1 Department of Inorganic and General Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry Marie Curie-Sklodowska University 20-031 Lublin Poland
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The conditions of thermal decomposition of copper(II) benzenetricarboxylates in air atmosphere at heating rates of 10 and 5 deg·min−1 were studied. At 10 deg · min−1, the hemimellitate and trimesinate of copper(II) lose crystallization water and then decompose directly to CuO, whereas at 5 deg·min−1 they decompose to CuO through Cu2O. The trimellitate of copper(II) heated at various rates decomposes in the same way: it loses 1 water molecule and then decomposes directly to CuO.