Accession Number : AD0264110

Title :   DETERMINATION OF OXAMIDE IN NITROCELLULOSE-BASE PROPELLANTS

Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : APATOFF,JULIUS B. ; COHEN,JOSEPH

Report Date : JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A rapid and accurate method for the determination of oxamide in propellants is proposed. The meth d is based on the hydrolysis of oxamide in alkaline medium, yielding oxalic acid and ammonia. The propellant, after preliminary solvent extraction, is steam distilled fro a ten per cent aqueous sodium hydroxide solution. The liberated ammonia is trapped in a receiver containing an excess of standard hydrochloric acid. The excess acid is then bac titrated with standard alkali and the oxamide calculated on the basis that one mole of oxamide yields two moles of ammonia. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AMIDES, *NITROCELLULOSE, *PROPELLANTS, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, DETERMINATION, HYDROLYSIS, HYDROXIDES, OXALIC ACID, SODIUM COMPOUNDS, SOLUTIONS(MIXTURES), SOLVENT EXTRACTION, VOLUMETRIC ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE