Accession Number : ADD004452

Title :   High Nitrogen Content Gas Generant and Method of Producing Near-Neutral Combustion Products.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Sayles,David C

Report Date : 17 May 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Tetracene is pelletized by dead pressing at 10,000-30,000 psia is employed as a preferred gas generant for near-neutral combustion products. The chemical, tetracene, is almost completely nitrogen-containing, and has only negligible amounts of carbon or oxygen which results in producing dominant combustion products of nitrogen. Tetracene is employed as a gas generant in a method which produces near-neutral combustion products that are compatible with a variety of oxidizers (e.g., IRFNA, CIF3, CIF5, etc.) and a variety of fuels (e.g., UDMH, MHF, etc.). Contact of the combustion products with the oxidizers or fuels does not interfere with their normal functioning.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gas generating systems, *Nitrogen, *Combustion products, Naphthalenes, Pellets, Pressing(Forming), High pressure, Neutralization, Oxidizers, Fuels

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE