Accession Number:

AD0857556

Title:

Perchlorates: A Review of their Thermal Decomposition and Combustion, with an Appendix on Perchloric Acid

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ROCKET PROPULSION ESTABLISHMENT WESCOTT (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

226.0

Abstract:

The thermal decomposition and combustion of both non-metallic and metallic perchlorates are reviewed. Particular attention is given to those perchlorates that have been considered for use in solid propellents including ammonium, hydrazine, hydroxylamine, nitrosyl, nitronium, lithium and potassium perchlorates. Previous reviews on ammonium perchlorate and on perchloric acid have been brought up to date. The previous review on perchloric acid is included as an appendix. Common features in the behaviour of the perchlorates are ascertained and comparative data tabulated. Areas for future study are indicated.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE