Thermochimica Acta, Vol.311, No.1-2, 29-35, 1998
Thermochemical properties of rare-earth chloride with DL-alanine
Combustion energies have been determined for the 24 solid complexes of rare-earth chlorides with DL-alanine : RE(Ala)Cl-3 . 6H(2)O (I) (RE=Eu-Ho, Yb, Y), RE(Ala)(2)Cl-3 . nH(2)O (II) (RE=La-Nd, Sm, n=3; RE=Ho, To, Y, n=4) and RE(Ala)(3)Cl-3 . 3H(2)O (III) (RE=La-Nd, Sm-Dy). The standard enthalpies of combustion, Delta(c,oor)H(0), and standard enthalpies of formation, Delta(f,coor)H(0), have been calculated for these complexes. The relationship of Delta(f,coor)H(0) with the ionic radius of rare-earth cations has been examined. The results show that a certain amount of covalence is present in the chemical bond between the rare-earth cation and DL-alanine.