Accession Number : AD0377976

Title :   ADVANCED PROPELLANT SYNTHESIS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Jul-30 Sep 66,

Corporate Author : ROHM AND HAAS CO HUNTSVILLE ALA REDSTONE RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Colburn,C. B. ; Engle,J. E. ; Graham,W. H. ; Haney,C. P. ; Hill,W. E.

Report Date : 03 JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : A process for the preparation of an inert terpolymer of allyl acrylate -acrylic acid - methyl acrylate, which on addition of tetrafluorohydrazine produces a polymer equivalent to NFPA prepolymer, has been developed. Thus, the handling of the hazardous intermediates in the production of NFPA prepolymer can be avoided. The continuous-process reactor for the preparation of the geminal bis(difluoramino) adduct of trifluoroacetoxy acetone, the precursor of geminal NFPA, has been modified. The new reactor provided yields of 88% of the desired geminal bis(difluoramine). A successful synthesis of all geminal bis(difloramine) plasticizers with an NF content of 60% has been worked out. A polyhydroxy compound, (ethylene glycol, glycerol, or pentaerythritol) is converted to the poly-propargyl ether. Hydrolysis of the acetylene functions provides a poly-ketone that can be difluoraminated smoothly with difluoramine-sulfuric acid. The synthesis of a nylon-6 type monomer, 5,5-bis (difluoramino)-2-azacycloheptanone, has been completed. Degradation studies on related caprolactams are also reported.

Descriptors :   (*ROCKET PROPELLANTS, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)), ADDITION REACTIONS, REACTION KINETICS, BURNING RATE, INFRARED SPECTRA, MASS SPECTROSCOPY (U) ACRYLIC RESINS, FLUOROAMINES, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANT PLASTICIZERS, IMIDES, IMINES, METAL CARBONYLS, ORGANOBORANES, ALKYNES, DOUBLE BASE ROCKET PROPELLANTS, PHOSPHINES, HYDRAZINE DERIVATIVES, NITROGEN HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS, CYCLOHEXANONES, SOLID ROCKET OXIDIZERS, ARSENIC COMPOUNDS, TIN COMPOUNDS, GERMANIUM COMPOUNDS, NITRATES, ALKENES, FLUORINE COMPOUNDS

Subject Categories : Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE