Five volatile hafnium(IV) and zirconium(IV) β-diketonates: hafnium(IV) acetylacetonate, hafnium(IV) trifluoroacetylacetonate,
hafnium(IV) pivaloyltrifluoroacetonate, hafnium(IV) 2,2,6,6-tetramethylheptane-3,5-dionate and zirconium(IV) 2,2,6,6-tetramethylheptane-3,5-dionate
were obtained, purified and identified. Thermal behavior of solid compounds was investigated by thermogravimetry (TG) and
differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) in helium atmosphere and in vacuum. DSC method was also used for definition of thermodynamic
characteristics of melting processes. Using the static method with quartz membrane zero-manometer and the flow method the
temperature dependencies of saturated vapor pressure for hafnium(IV) complexes was obtained. The standard thermodynamic characteristics
ΔHT0 and ΔST0 of sublimation and evaporation processes were calculated from the temperature dependences of saturated vapor pressure.