Accession Number:

AD0609025

Title:

HIGH ENERGY OXIDIZERS

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly technical summary rept. for 1 Aug-1 Nov 1964

Corporate Author:

STAUFFER CHEMICAL CO RICHMOND CA

Report Date:

1964-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The difluorohypochlorite anion, i.e., ClF2-, a new oxidizer species based on chlorinefluorides, was successfully prepared. Its preparation was achieved in the form of its nitrosyl salt from nitrosylfluoride and chlorinemonofluoride. The complex is a white crystalline solid, which has a 100 mm. dissociation pressure at -51 degrees, and exhibits oxidizing properties. Its composition was established by analysis, molecular weight determination and infrared spectroscopy. It dissociates into the starting materials, NOF and ClF. From a pressure-temperature curve a heat of dissociation of 15.5 kcalmole was obtained. Conductivity measurements proved that the complex is ionic. Low- temperature infrared spectra of the solid complex showed that the structure, NOClF2-, must be assigned to the complex. The most probable structure of the ClF2- anion is a trigonal bipyramid sp3d-hybrid with the chlorine atom at the center, the two fluorine atoms at the apexes and the three free electron- pairs at the remaining corners. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE