The complexes of piperidine dithiocarbamate, 2-aminopyridine dithiocarbamate and organotin(IV) of the type R3Sn(L1), R2Sn(L1)2, R3Sn(L2), R2Sn(L2)2, [R=C6H5CH2 (benzyl), p-ClC6H4CH2 (p-chlorobenzyl), L1=sodium piperidine dithiocarbamate and L2=sodium 2-aminopyridine dithiocarbamate] have been synthesised and characterised by spectral studies (IR, UV, 1H NMR). Thermogravimetric (TG) and differential thermal analytical (DTA) studies have beeen carried out for these complexes
and from the TG curves, the order and apparent activation energy for the thermal decomposition reactions have been elucidated.
The various thermal studies have been correlated with some structural aspects of the complexes concerned. From DTA curves,
the heat of reaction has been calculated.