Accession Number : AD0485557

Title :   HIGH ENERGY OXIDIZERS.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept. no. 13, 1 Feb-15 Jun 66,

Corporate Author : STAUFFER CHEMICAL CO RICHMOND CA WESTERN RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Guertin, Jacques P. ; Christe, Karl O. ; Pavlath, Attila E.

Report Date : 15 JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A mixture of NF3, BF3, and F2 (excess), when subjected to glow discharge at -78 degrees, formed a white, nonfuming, easily hydrolyzable solid. The compound consists of CuF2 (interaction with the copper electrodes), N2F(+)BF4(-), traces of NO(+)BF4(-), and perhaps some Cu(BF4(-))2. There is no evidence for the desired NF4(+)BF5(-) nor for any NF sub x cation, where x = 1, 2, 3, or 4. In a separate experiment, ultraviolet irradiation of a mixture of NF3, AsF5, and F2 (excess) using a -78 degree coolant, showed interaction of the components by the formation of a solid and by a total pressure decrease. However, experimental difficulties prevented identification of the solid product. Oxygen difluoride, AsF5, and F2 (excess), when subjected to glow discharge at -78 degrees, react to form a white hygroscopic powder. The solid fumes slightly and gives off an ozone-like smell on exposure to moist air. Commercial F2 (98%), when subjected to glow discharge at -78 degrees produced some NF3 but no solid compound. The glow discharge of AsF5 and F2 (excess) at -78 degrees resulted in the formation of NF4(+)AsF6(-).

Descriptors :   (*OXIDIZERS, GLOW DISCHARGES), (*FLUORINE, GLOW DISCHARGES), IONS, OXYGEN COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES, NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, INORGANIC COMPOUNDS, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, PREPARATION, PURIFICATION, ARSENIC COMPOUNDS.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry

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