Accession Number : AD0843137

Title :   Ferrocene-Containing Propellant Ingredients.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Nov 67-30 Jun 68,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Dewey, Fred M.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : This report is concerned with the preparation of ferrocene polymers and curing agents. A variety of polymeric ferrocene derivatives are known (2,3,4) but most are high-melting, insoluble solids. After a literature review, the preparation of ferrocene polyethers appeared to be an attractive means of obtaining a liquid ferrocene polymer for evaluation as a propellant binder. Two routes to these types of compounds were feasible: copolymerization of a ferrocene diepoxide with an aliphatic diol, and polycondensation of a bis(alpha-hydroxyalkyl) ferrocene with a diol. The diepoxides would also be evaluated as curing agents for carboxyterminated hydrocarbon binders. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BURNING RATE), (*SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, (*CATALYSTS, FERROCENES), SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANT BINDERS, AGING(MATERIALS), POLYMERS, CURING AGENTS.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE