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  • 1 Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry Benha Egypt
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Abstract  

The kinetics of the thermal decomposition of Cu- and Co-itaconato complexes were studied using dynamic thermogravimetric techniques. The dehydration process was found to proceed in a one-stage reaction, while the thermal decomposition of the anhydrous salts was followed a two-stage reaction. The first stage is the decomposition of the complex to metal carbonate, whereas the second stage is the decomposition of the formed carbonate to the oxide. Kinetic analysis of the dynamic TG curves were discussed with reference to a composite integral method on comparison with the integral methods of Coats and Redfern and Ozawa. The activation parameters were calculated and discussed for each decomposition step.