Metal ß‐diketonate complexes are common precursors for chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of a wide variety of thin‐film materials. Liquid delivery CVD has been used to deposit high dielectric constant materials, such as BaxSr1‐xTiO3. This method relies upon volumetric metering of organic soluble precursors, “flash” vaporization to transport the reactants into the gas‐phase and subsequent thermal decomposition onto the heated substrate. This approach enables the precise control of deposited film stoichiometry. In this study, simultaneous thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) were used to examine the transport and thermal decomposition properties of M(thd)2 (M = Sr, Ba) and Ti(O‐i‐Pr)2(thd)2. In an argon atmosphere, vaporization and transport are observed below 400 °C. In oxidizing atmospheres, such as nitrous oxide and oxygen, decomposition leads to metal carbonate formation as evidenced by both the mass balance and x‐ray diffraction patterns of the residual solids. In the presence of an equimolar amount of the Ti precursor, the formation of carbonates is not observed and oxides are produced at greatly reduced temperatures. Based upon this data, a cooperative oxidation mechanism is proposed which results in “clean” precursor decomposition and BST oxide formation at temperatures near 500 °C.