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  • 1 Department of Chemistry University of Calicut 673 635 India
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Thermogravimetric (TG), derivative thermogravimetric (DTG) and differential thermal analysis (DTA) curves of CuL2 and Pd(LH)2Cl2 (LH=salicylidene-2-aminofluorene and 2-hydroxy-1-naphthalidene-2-aminofluorene) in air are studied. Mass loss considerations at the main decomposition stages indicate conversion of the complex to oxides. Mathematical analysis of TG data shows that first order kinetics are applicable in all cases. Kinetic parameters (energy and entropy of activation and preexponential factor) are reported.