Accession Number:

ADA083646

Title:

Study of the Hydroxylammonium Nitrate - Isopropyl Ammonium Nitrate Reaction.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 76-31 Dec 79,

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

When a balanced mixture of hydroxylammonium nitrate HAN and isopropyl ammonium nitrate IPAN in aqueous solution at appropriate concentrations is ignited in a high pressure bomb the reaction goes to completion to produce H2O, CO2 and N2. Some intermediates of this reaction have been identified and the luminosity that is produced during the reaction has been found to be caused by sodium impurities. Since decomposition of HAN produces the oxidizers that react with the fuel IPAN a detailed study was carried out on the thermal decomposition of HAN.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE