Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 97, Issue 2, pp 755–760 | Cite as

Thermochemistry of some adducts of Indium(III) chloride with neutral donors

  • P. O. Dunstan


The [InCl3(L) n ] (where L is 2,2′-bipyridine (bipy), 2,2′-bipyridine N,N′-dioxide (bipyNO), N,N-dimethylacetamide (dma), urea (u), thiourea (tu) or 1,1,3,3-tetramethylthiourea (tmtu); n = 1.5, 3 or 4) were synthesized and characterized by melting points, elemental analysis, thermal analysis and IR spectroscopy. The enthalpies of dissolution of the adducts, Indium(III) chloride and ligands in 1.2 M aqueous HCl were measured and by using thermochemical cycles, the following thermochemical parameters for the adducts have been determined: the standard enthalpies for the Lewis acid/base reactions (Δr H θ), the standard enthalpies of formation (Δf H θ), the lattice standard enthalpies (ΔM H θ), and the standard enthalpies of decomposition (ΔD H θ).


Indium(III) chloride Thermochemistry Enthalpies of solution 


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  1. 1.Instituto de QuímicaUniversidade Estadual de CampinasCampinasBrazil

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