Accession Number : AD0508084

Title :   Research in High-Energy ONF Oxidizers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 17 Mar-17 Dec 69,

Corporate Author : ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CALIF

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

Report Date : 13 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The objective of this 9-month program was to synthesize, isolate, and characterize new ONF2-containing compounds with special interest in CH3ONF2. The program consisted of two tasks, low-temperature matrix isolation studies and chemical synthesis. Facilities for the low-temperature matrix isolation study were designed and installed. Infrared spectroscopy was used for the characterization of the matrix isolated species. Because the combination of the known NF2 radical with methoxyl radicals to form CH3ONF2 seemed most promising, systems capable of producing methoxyl radicals were studied. Efforts to produce detectable amounts of methoxyl radicals from peroxides or hypochlorites by low-pressure pyrolysis or uv photolysis were unsuccessful but did yield valuable information on the primary decomposition of these compounds. The most interesting part of this study has been summarized in the part of a manuscript suitable for publication. Furthermore, a number of interesting compounds, such as dialkyl peroxides and CF3ONF2, were characterized by vibrational spectroscopy and part of the data was reported in manuscript form.

Descriptors :   (*LIQUID ROCKET OXIDIZERS, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)), INTERACTIONS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS (U) OXYGEN, NITROGEN, FLUORIDES, PEROXIDES, *OXYFLUORIDES, FREE RADICALS, INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY, PYROLYSIS, PHOTOLYSIS, LOW TEMPERATURE, LOW PRESSURE, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, HYDRAZINE DERIVATIVES, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE