The solid complexes of Cr(NO3)3 with L-α-amino acids (AA=Val, Leu, Thr, Arg, Phe and Try) have been prepared in 95% alcoholic, the compositions of which were identified as the general
formula Cr(AA)2(NO3)32H2O by elemental and chemical analyses. The bonding characteristics of the title complexes were characterized by IR, indicating
that nitrogen and oxygen atoms in the ligands coordinated to Cr3+ in a bidentate fashion. With the aid of TG-DTG and IR techniques, the complexes were subjected to thermal decomposition in
an atmosphere of oxygen, presuming that the decompositions of the complexes consist of two steps and the complexes were decomposed
into chromium hemitrioxide after undergoing dehydration and skeleton splitting of the complexes. The constant volume energies
of combustion of the complexes were determined by a RBC-P type rotating-bomb calorimeter. According to Hess's law, the standard
enthalpies of formation of the complexes were calculated as (-1831.404.40), (-2542.036.13), (-1723.813.99), (-2224.313.02),
(-2911.616.53) and (-659.327.42) kJ mol-1, respectively.