for the preparation of Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II) 3-methoxy-4-methylbenzoates
were investigated and their quantitative composition and magnetic moments
were determined. The IR spectra and powder diffraction patterns of the complexes
prepared of general formula M(C9H9O3)2nH2O (n=2
for Mn, Co n=1 for Ni, Cu, n=0
for Zn, Cd) were prepared and their thermal decomposition in air was studied.
Their solubility in water at 293 K is of the order 10–2
(Mn)–10–4 (Cu) mol dm–3.
IR spectra of the prepared 3-methoxy-4-methylbenzoates suggest that carboxylate
groups are bidentate bridging. The magnetic moments for the paramagnetic complexes
of Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) attain values 5.50, 4.45, 3.16 and 1.79
B. M., respectively. During heating the hydrated complexes lose crystallization
water molecules in one step and then the anhydrous complexes decompose directly
to oxides MO and Mn3O4. Only Co(II) complex decomposes to Co3O4
with intermediate formation CoO.