Accession Number : ADA295896

Title :   Thermal Decomposition Pathways in Nitramine Propellants.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 92-31 Dec 94,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY GAITHERSBURG MD MOLECULAR PHYSICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Lovas, F. J. ; Suenram, R. D.

PDF Url : ADA295896

Report Date : 04 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : We have investigated intermediates and products in the thermal decomposition of RDX vapor, using a variety of experimental microwave techniques previously employed in our laboratory in studies of pyrolysis decomposition of organic amines. We used microwave spectroscopy to determine the chemical composition of the decomposition of nitramines by pyrolysis methods and identify the products in the thermal decomposition processes. The objective was to determine the validity of proposed decomposition mechanisms, and to identify new reaction products or pathways. jg p.1

Descriptors :   *THERMAL PROPERTIES, *PROPELLANTS, *DECOMPOSITION, *NITRAMINES, SPECTROSCOPY, VAPORS, TEST METHODS, MICROWAVES, CHEMICAL COMPOSITION, AMINES, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, RDX, REACTANTS(CHEMISTRY), PYROLYSIS, NITRO RADICALS, MICROWAVE SPECTROSCOPY.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Thermodynamics
      Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE