Accession Number : AD0502320

Title :   Research in High Energy Oxidizers

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Feb 1968-15 Feb 1969

Corporate Author : ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Pilipovich, D ; Warner, M G ; Christe, K O ; Evans, S ; Wilson, R D

PDF Url : AD0502320

Report Date : Mar 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : Anodic cooxidation of (CH2)4O:HNF2 and (CH3)3COH gave (CH3)3CF. With CH3OH, the products of anodic oxidation in the presence of (CH2)4:HNF2 were CH3OCH2NF2, CH3OCH2NF2, CH3OCH(NF2)OCH3, and CH3OCHO. The electrolysis of C5H5N:HNF2 and B(OCH3)4(-) on graphite gave a mixture of CH3ONO and N2F4. The methyl nitrite is believed to be a decomposition product of the desired CH3ONF2. The anodic oxidation of the derivatives of 2,2,2-trifluoro ethanol on platinum in acetonitrile gave CF3CH2OCF3 and (CF3CH2O)2. A cogeneration of CF3CH2O and NF2 radicals was not achieved. Perfluoroformamide and its alkali metal salts, N2F4, and HNF2 with t-butyl hypochlorite and t-butyl peroxide as (CH3)3CO gave no direct evidence for the formation of (CH3)3CONF2. Attempts to prepare CH3ONF2 by direct fluorination of CH3ONH2 in H2O or CH3CN solution were unsuccessful. A new compound was formed from bis-(fluoroformyl) peroxide, BFFP, and KF and was isomeric with BFFP. Mass spectral data and F(19) nmr confirmed the structure as the ozonide of difluoroketene (2,3,5-trioxa-4,4- difluorocyclopentanone). Cesium fluoride and BFFP gave good yields of (CF3OO) 2C=O and CF3OOC(O)F.

Descriptors :   *LIQUID ROCKET OXIDIZERS, *SOLID ROCKET OXIDIZERS, ALKANES, BORON COMPOUNDS, CESIUM COMPOUNDS, CHEMICAL BONDS, COMPATIBILITY, COMPLEX COMPOUNDS, DISPROPORTIONATION, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, ELECTROLYSIS, FLUORIDES, FLUORINATION, FLUOROAMINES, FREE RADICALS, HYDRIDES, IONS, NITRITES, NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE, OXIDATION, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANT PLASTICIZERS, SPECIFIC IMPULSE, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)

Subject Categories : Liquid Rocket Propellants
      Solid Rocket Propellants

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