Accession Number:

AD0767798

Title:

Perchlorate Degradation of Ethyl Oleate in Solid Propellants,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EXPLOSIVES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT WALTHAM ABBEY (ENGLAND)

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Plastic rocket propellant of the polyisobutene-ammonium perchlorate type undergoes a physical aging on long-term storage. Chemical, infrared, and chromatographic studies show that the oleate ester wetting agent used in propellant manufacture undergoes oxidation upon storage of the propellant. The addition of a few percent of antioxidant inhibits the oxidation of the oleate function, and propellant formulated with wetting agent treated with antioxidant ages to a lesser extent than that formulated with untreated wetting agent. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE