Accession Number:

AD0627787

Title:

SYNTHESIS OF NITROGEN FLUORIDES IN A NITROGEN PLASMA JET,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1966-01-12

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Nitrogen-fluorine compounds have a high energy content, which makes them of interest in the propellant field. An electric arc technique, which has been used in the synthesis of other high-energy compounds, has now been applied to the nitrogen-fluorine system. A nitrogen plasma jet was intermixed with gaseous fluorides CF4 or SF6 and subsequently quenched. Small yields of NF3, N2F4, and CF3NF2 were produced, together with trace quantities of other products. The observed products were accounted for by a reaction sequence involving the formation of FCN and its subsequent stepwise fluorination by addition at the triple bond. FCN is only an intermediate, however, and had not been found in the product stream. The yield of fixed-nitrogen products is about 1 of inlet nitrogen for typical conditions, and it increases with increasing power input and increasing FN ratio in the plasma. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE