Accession Number:

AD0258885

Title:

A STUDY OF PENTABORANE

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA

Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The density, vapor pressure, and freezing point of pentaborane -9 may all be determined in the quality control laboratory with one basic transfer apparatus and test vessels of 1-5 milliliter volume. These physical properties plus a determination of dissolved and total solids are sufficient to certify that the pentaborane is suitable for use in a rocket engine. The best method found to decontaminate entire missile systems after use with pentaborane is to flush with a hydrocarbon solvent such as a kerosene to remove most of the material, followed by a flush with a mixture containing 80 methylene chloride and 20 ethyl alcohol and purge dry with gaseous nitrogen.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE