A thermoanalytical study of the diethyldithiocarbamates of the platinum metals Pt(II), Pd(II), Rh(III), Ir(III) and Ru(III)
was carried out by means of DTA techniques in an inert atmosphere and in vacuum. Decomposition temperatures were determined
and the mass loss curves were obtained for these compounds in helium and in vacuum. The X-ray diffraction patterns of the
solid products of M(dtk)n thermolysis were studied. The temperature dependences of the saturated vapour pressures of the listed
chelates were measured by flow and Knudsen methods, and the vaporization parameters were determined.