Accession Number : AD0373365

Title :   SELECTED SYNTHESIS BY FISSION FRAGMENT RECOIL.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 64-Feb 66,

Corporate Author : AEROJET-GENERAL NUCLEONICS SAN RAMON CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Miller ,Alan R. ; Tsukimura,Ray R.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The purpose of this program was to synthesize by fission-fragment radiolysis such unusual compounds as N(OF)3, C(ONF2)4, F2NOF, C(OF)4 and NF5 which are expected to be useful, high-energy oxidizers that are more readily storable than those presently in use. Sixteen low-flux and eight high-flux irradiations were performed in the 19 months covered by this report. Mass-spectrometric and gas-chromatographic analyses indicated that several interesting and potentially useful products were produced, but none could be definitely identified. In particular, the repeated production of a material with an approximate boiling point of 238 K in the NF3-F2 experiments bears further study. A high-sensitivity gas chromatograph, capable of detecting ppm quantities of such reactive gases as FNO2 without causing decomposition, was developed during this program. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIATION CHEMISTRY, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)), MASS SPECTROSCOPY, GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, REACTOR FUELS, URANIUM COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES (U) OXIDIZERS, OXYGEN COMPOUNDS, FLUORINE COMPOUNDS, NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, LABELED SUBSTANCES

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE