Accession Number:

AD0318195

Title:

Research on Fluorine Propellants

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. 16 Mar-15 Jun 1960

Corporate Author:

ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The synthesis of high-performance oxidizers is an ultimate goal of the research in this program. The approach utilized has been the study of the chemistry of compounds containing NF and OF bonds since large gains in impulse over that achieved with conventional oxidizers could be obtained with oxidizers containing these groups. In the previous report, we reported the isolation of crude solid produces from the urea fluoridate residues containing up to 22 percent active fluorine. We have isolated the principal constituent as a pure compound and identified it as difluoruorea. In addition, the acid properties of difluoramine were studied further through its reactions with mild bases, such as the alkali metal fluorides. Additional fluorinations are reported as well as some of the results obtained with dioxygen difluoride, O2F2. Reactions initiated by electrical discharge are also discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE