Complexes of the general formulae Mn(2-bpy)2(CCl3COO)2, Co(2-bpy)2(CCl3COO)2H2O and Ni(2-bpy)2(CCl3COO)22H2O (where: 2-bpy=2,2'-bipyridine) have been prepared and characterized by VIS and IR spectroscopy, conductivity and magnetic measurements.
The thermal properties of complexes in the solid state were studied under non-isothermal conditions in air atmosphere. During
heating the complexes decompose via different intermediate products to the oxides Mn3O4, CoO and NiO. A coupled TG-MS system was used to detection the principal volatile products of thermal decomposition and fragmentation
processes of obtained compounds. The principal volatile products of thermal decomposition of complexes are: H2O+, CO2+, Cl2+ and other.