Solid-state Ln(L)3 compounds, where Ln stands for trivalent Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu and Y and L is 2-methoxybenzoate have been synthesized. Simultaneous thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA), differential
scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray powder diffractometry, infrared spectroscopy and complexometry were used to characterize
and to study the thermal behaviour of these compounds. The results provided information on the composition, dehydration, coordination
mode, structure, thermal behaviour and thermal decomposition.