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  • 1 Instituto de Química UNESP, CP 355 CEP 14801-970 Araraquara, SP Brazil
  • | 2 Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa CEP 84010-919 Ponta Grossa, PR Brazil
  • | 3 Fundação Educacional de Barretos CEP 14780-000 Barretos, SP Brazil
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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.