RESEARCH ON HYDRAZINE DECOMPOSITION.
Quarterly progress rept. no. 2, 1 Jul-30 Sep 67,
ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CA
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The kinetics of decomposition of liquid hydrazine was investigated at 171 C in a Pyrex reactor. The reaction occurred in the liquid phase indicating that vapor-phase decomposition is very slow under these conditions. The rate with propellant-grade hydrazine decreased markedly during the first 30 hours, but it was established that the concentration of aniline did not change. An approximate activation energy of 22 kcalmole was obtained. Specially purified hydrazine decomposed more slowly than propellant-grade hydrazine. Experiments in the presence of beryllium wire were initiated. It was established that 100 to 300 ppm toluene is present in all samples of commercial and propellant-grade hydrazine tested. It was not found in the purified hydrazine. Author
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy