Accession Number:

AD0752564

Title:

Rates and Mechanisms of Reactions of Fluorine Containing Rocket Propellants

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1 Sep 1971-31 Aug 1972

Corporate Author:

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIV KALAMAZOO DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The suitability of the mechanism proposed to describe the kinetic data for the pyrolysis of OF2 was discussed. In view of its limitations, an alternate mechanism was proposed, which is consistent with all of the most recent kinetic data. The study of the rate of the H2-OF2 reaction was continued in a magnesium reactor in an attempt to further reduce the surface effects. The indications are that the heterogeneous contributions to the rate are less than those found in monel or aluminum. A mechanism was proposed to explain the rate data obtained in the aluminum reactor. Up to the present time it has not been possible to obtain reproducible kinetic data for the oxygen inhibitied H2-N2F4 reaction.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE