J. Iran. Chem. Soc., Vol. 7, No. 4 December 2010, pp.846~852.

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Thermokinetic Studies of Organotin(IV) Carboxylates Derived from para-Methoxyphenylethanoic Acid

M. Danisha,*, N. Ahmada, N. Zaharaa, S. Alib and N. Muhammadb

aDepartment of Chemistry, University of Sargodha, Sargodha-40100, Pakistan
bDepartment of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad-45320, Pakistan

Thremogravimetric (TG) studies of a new series of organotin(IV) carboxylates of the general formula RnSnL4-n (where R = CH3, C2H5, C4H9, C6H5, C6H11 and C8H17, n = 2, 3 and L = para-methoxyphenylethanoate anion) have been carried out. Horowitz and Metzger method has been used to calculate thermokinetic parameters. It has been found that diorganotin dicarboxylates have larger activation energy than those of corresponding triorganotin carboxylates. Furthermore, the activation energy, Gibb’s free energy, entropy and enthalpy of diorganotin compounds shows the following trend, (CH3)2SnL2 < (C2H5)2SnL2 < (C4H9)2SnL2 < (C8H17)2SnL2. This is attributed to steady increase in chain length of the alkyl groups. However, triorganotin compounds do not show such behavior.

Keywords: Thremogravimetry, Organotin(IV) carboxylates, Thermokinetic parameters, Activation energy

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