Accession Number:

ADA199160

Title:

The Synthesis of Triaminoguanidinium Azide (TAZ)

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ ARMAMENT ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Triaminoguanidinium azide TAZ, a potential propellant ingredient, has been prepared and isolated by a nonaqueous cation exchange technique. Prior to this, others who have attempted to prepare and isolate TAZ with various aqueous and partially nonaqueous approaches had encountered difficulty in characterizing it. These latter methods produced off-white unstable solids which were easily oxidized in air to form a myriad of multicolored products. The nonaqueous method described in this report, however, produces a white compound which is apparently more stable in dry air but reactive in moist air. Comparisons are made among the products formed by both the aqueous and nonaqueous methods. Keywords Gun propellants, Solid rocket propellants, Molecular structure, Hydrolysis, Synthesis chemistry.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE