Solid-state M-2-MeO-BP compounds, where M represents bivalent Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn and 2-MeO-BP is 2-methoxybenzylidenepyruvate have been synthesized. Simultaneous
thermogravimetry-differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray powder diffractometry,
infrared spectroscopy, elemental analysis and complexometry were used to characterize and to study the thermal stability and
thermal decomposition of these compounds. The results led to information about the composition, dehydration, crystallinity
and thermal decomposition of the isolated compounds.