A Volatile Compound of Copper

@article{Krsy1947AVC,
  title={A Volatile Compound of Copper},
  author={F. Kőr{\"o}sy},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1947},
  volume={160},
  pages={21-21}
}
IN search of the cause of a copper deposit formed in some incandescent lamps with copper electrodes, we examined the thermal decomposition of some organic copper salts. Cuprioxalate yields copper oxides, and cuprimesoxalate a mixture of copper oxides with elementary carbon. Cupriformate, however, decomposes at about 200° C., evolving partially a volatile compound of copper which immediately decomposes, forming a red smoke of elementary copper, and coating the near hot glass surface with a… Expand