Accession Number:

AD0153531

Title:

AN INVESTIGATION OF NEW LIQUID OXIDIZERS

Descriptive Note:

Final summary rept. 1 Jan-30 Nov 57

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK UNIV BRONX SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1958-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The preparation of pure HNO4 was unsuccessful. Dilute reaction mixtures of HNO4 were prepared by reacting 50 H2O2 with 100 HNO3 or with N2O3 but the use of 100 H2O2 always led to explosions. The highest concentration of HNO4 reached was about 7. Attempts to prepare salts of HNO4 were unsuccessful. HNO4 was not considered useful as a practical oxidizer. NO2F was prepared by the reaction of NO2Cl4O4 with N2F in nitromethane. Attempts to prepare HNO2F2 with 40 aqueous HF as the fluorinating agent under various experimental conditions were unsuccessful. Some indications were obtained for the intermediate formation of HNO2F2 by the reaction of CoF3 and NOHSO4 in concentrated H2SO4. The reaction of KHF2 with NO2CLO4 in nitromethane gave products which contained both fluoride and nitrate ion. Author

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Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE