Preparation, X-ray crystallography, and thermal decomposition of some transition metal perchlorate complexes of hexamethylenetetramine.

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Singh G, Baranwal BP, Kapoor IP, Kumar D, Fröhlich R. Preparation, X-ray crystallography, and thermal decomposition of some transition metal perchlorate complexes of hexamethylenetetramine. J Phys Chem A. 2007;111(50):12972-6.
The perchlorate complexes of manganese, nickel, and zinc with hexamethylenetetramine (HMTA) of the general formula [M(H2O-HMTA-H2O)2(H2O-ClO4)2(H2O)2] (where M=Mn, Ni, and Zn) have been prepared and characterized by X-ray crystallography. Thermal studies were undertaken using thermogravimetry (TG), differential thermal analysis (DTA), and explosion delay (DE) measurements. The kinetics of thermal decomposition of these complexes was investigated using isothermal TG data by applying isoconversional method. The decomposition pathways of the complexes have also been proposed. These were found to explode when subjected to higher temperatures.