Accession Number:

ADA801548

Title:

Aluminum Cresylate from Petroleum Cresylic Acids

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CALIFORNIA RESEARCH CORP RICHMOND

Report Date:

1945-09-29

Abstract:

Tests were conducted to determine if petroleum cresylic acids were suitable for the manufacture of aluminum cresylate used for in situ formation of gasoline gels in incendiary bombs and flame-throwers. Gel preparations with various types of aviation gasoline showed that aluminum cresylate gels were less sensitive to the different hydrocarbons than Napalm thickener. Exposure tests on aluminum cresylate solutions showed that skinning tendency is due to reaction of atmospheric moisture with the cresylate, rather than to evaporation of the diluent. A formulation was developed for the preparation of gasoline gels by in situ formation of aluminum soap through reaction of an aluminum cresylate solution in lubricating oil with an oleic acid-acetone-water blend. This adopted formulation gave the gel consistency desired by the Navy for fire bomb mixes.

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Progress rept.

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DOI: 10.21236/ADA801548

Pages:

0031

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Distribution Statement:

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

Contract Number:

OEMSR-1468

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