Rates and Mechanisms of Reactions of Fluorine Containing Rocket Propellants
Final scientific rept. 1 Jun 1967-31 Aug 1971
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIV KALAMAZOO DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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The primary objective of the study is to obtain a better understanding of the chemical properties of fluorine containing rocket propellants. The compounds selected for study were OF2 and N2F4 because their chemical properties have not been well established. The rate and mechanism of pyrolysis of OF2 has been studied over the temperature range of 330 to 431 deg C, and a concentration range of one to ten mole OF2 in helium at a total pressure of one atmosphere. The only observed products were oxygen and fluorine. The rate of the hydrogen-oxygen difluoride reaction has been studied over the temperature range of 110-260 deg C. Attempts have been made to obtain rate data for the hydrogentetrafluorohydrazine reaction. It was found that steady-state reaction could not be achieved using only He as the diluent.
- Physical Chemistry
- Liquid Rocket Propellants