Accession Number : ADD001055

Title :   Method of Burning a Combustible Substance by Contact with Combustion Composition.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Sayles,David C

Report Date : 20 Nov 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : This invention disclosure pertains to catalytic compositions which markedly accelerate the oxidative reaction of atmospheric oxygen with combustible materials thereby resulting in their consumation. Napalm or defoliants have been used in the destruction or burning of forests and jungles. The present composition constitutes an improvement over prior art agents in that it is more effective and considerably less expensive than the use of napalm or defoliants. The success of this invention is dependent upon the use of ferrocene or carborane (C2B10H12) and ferrocenyl or carboranyl derivatives having alkyl substituents of one to 12 carbons atoms. The composition was compounded by absorbing the n-butylferrocene onto the activated carbon. The resultant mixture was then blended with the ammonium perchlorate followed with the aluminum powder. The resulting pellets or granules are subsequentially coated or prilled with calcium phosphate or a silicon compound sold under the trademark of Alon-C to produce a material that is free flowing and readily dispersible.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Flame warfare, *Ferrocenes, *Carboranes, Formulations, Activated carbon, Ammonium perchlorate, Aluminum, Catalysts, Burning rate

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE