Accession Number : ADD000756

Title :   Use of 1,1'-bis-(1-Glycidoxylalkyl) Ferrocenes in Rocket Propellants.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Corley,Robert C ; Dewey,Fred M

Report Date : 01 Apr 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The patent concerns the use of 1,1'-bis-(1-glycidoxylalkyl) ferrocenes in rocket propellants. 1,1'-Bis(1,glycidoxyalkyl)ferrocenes are new compounds prepared by (a) reacting an acyl halide with ferrocene to form a 1,1'-bis(acyl)ferrocene, (b) reducing the 1.1'-bis(acyl)ferrocene to a 1,1'-bis(1-hydroxyalkyl)ferrocene with a reducing agent, (c) reacting the 1,1'-bis(1-hydroxyalkyl)ferrocene with an alkali metal alkyl to form the alkali metal salt, and (d) reacting the alkali metal salt with an epihalohydrin to form the final product. The 1,1'-bis(1-glycidoxyalkyl)-ferrocenes are useful as curing agents for solid rocket propellant binders, as plasticizers for solid rocket propellants, and as burn rate catalysts.

Descriptors :   *Ferrocenes, *Patents, *Solid rocket propellant binders, Curing agents, Synthesis(Chemistry), Plasticizers, Catalysts, Molecular structure, Epoxy compounds

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Plastics
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE