Accession Number:

AD0503916

Title:

Thermal Decomposition Studies of a New Perchlorate Oxidizer

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jul-Oct 1968

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Report Date:

1969-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The initial step in the thermal decomposition of methylenedioxyamine diperchlorate occurs at 60 C with the loss of a perchloric acid group to form the monoacid salt as an intermediate. As the temperature increases, the latter undergoes a concerted cyclization - cleavage reaction to form formamide and hydroxylammonium perchlorate. Mass spectrometry was used to formulate a working hypothesis for the decomposition. The existence of each of the postulated intermediates in the reaction was verified by independent experiments.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE