Accession Number : AD0375529

Title :   MOLECULAR SUBSTITUTION STUDIES.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. 1 May - 31 Jul 66,

Corporate Author : AEROJET-GENERAL CORP AZUSA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hurst,Gerald L. ; Robeson,Ross K. ; Shuey,Harry F. ; Graefe, Allen F.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : It is postulated that changing the chemical environment of unstable NF moieties may yield new energetic materials having desirable properties. Known high-energy species are being used for the synthesis of NF compounds. Metallic mercury reacts with FN(Cl)CO2R (where R = ethyl or isopropyl) to form mercurials, which analyze well for Hg(NFCO2R)2. The starting material, FN(Cl)CO2Et, is regenerated on treating the corresponding mercurial with elemental chlorine. Elemental iodine appears to give i-PrO2CNFNFCO2i-Pr rather than FN(I)CO2i-Pr. The new coupling product is being further investigated as a precursor to N3F5 and/or N4F6. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REACTION KINETICS, SUBSTITUTION REACTIONS), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, ESTERS, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY) (U) (*ROCKET PROPELLANTS), NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, FLUORINE COMPOUNDS, CARBAMIC ACID, MERCURY COMPOUNDS, GUANIDINES, PERCHLORYL RADICALS, FLUORIDES, FLUOROAMINES, ISOCYANIC ACID, INORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE