COMPLEX METAL HYDRIDES. HIGH ENERGY FUEL COMPONENTS FOR SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET MOTORS
Annual rept. no. 2, 1 Mar 1969-28 Feb 1970
GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY
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Work was carried out to prepare new and unusual simple and complex metal hydrides of the main group metals, lithium, beryllium, magnesium, boron and aluminum. The philosophy of the endeavor was to pursue both the understanding of fundamental chemical reactions in the hydride area that are poorly understood or incorrectly reported as well as directing major attention to the synthesis of new compounds. The most notable contributions of the present report are the synthesis of the first alkali metal magnesium hydrides KMgH3, NaMg2H5, the first stable HMgX compounds HMgNR2, the development of extremely economic routes to aminoalanes HA1NR22 and aminoboranes HBNR22, first synthesis of RMgH compounds, the completion of detailed mechanistic studies of several fundamental reactions in the hydride area, and the inauguration of DTA-TGA investigations of both simple and complex metal hydrides.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Solid Rocket Propellants