Accession Number : ADA332053

Title :   Gas-Phase Kinetics Measurements for Underwater Explosives.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Oct 96-14 Oct 97,

Corporate Author : RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY NY DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Fontijn, Arthur

PDF Url : ADA332053

Report Date : 09 OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : To aid in the development of boron-enhanced fluorinitramino explosives, the kinetics of individual reactions are measured over wide temperature ranges. It is found that the pre-exponentials of rate coefficients of BO reactions tend to be two orders of magnitude smaller than for the AlO reactions with the same oxidants. This may explain why no reaction could be observed between BO and CO2, k < 1 x 10(-14) cm3 molecule.

Descriptors :   *REACTION KINETICS, *UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, MEASUREMENT, LOW TEMPERATURE, HIGH TEMPERATURE, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, VAPOR PHASES, EXPLOSIVES, COMBUSTION, OXIDIZERS, RANGE(EXTREMES), BORON, BORON OXIDES.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE