Accession Number : AD0729885

Title :   Hexacyanoferric (II) Acid and Copper (II) Hexacyanoferrate (II); Efficient, Energetic, Potentially Low Cost Burn Rate Additives.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Jul 71,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Van Meter,Francis M.

Report Date : AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Preparation and some preliminary evaluation has been made of two potential new burn rate additives, hexacyanoferric (II) acid (H2Fe(CN)6) and copper (II) hexacyanoferrate (II) (Cu2Fe(CN)6). These compounds show promise of high efficiencies as additives to increase propellant burn rates. They are, in addition, potentially very inexpensive to produce and are sufficiently energetic that they would not degrade the specific impulse of propellants as much as the burn rate additives in current use. They also may not show the plasticizer migration and post-cure problems associated with ferrocene burn rate additives. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, ADDITIVES), (*FERRATES, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS), BURNING RATE, COPPER COMPOUNDS, CYANIDES, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)

Subject Categories : Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE