Accession Number : ADD010155

Title :   NF4XeF7 and (NF4)2XeF8.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Christe,Karl O ; Wilson,William W

Report Date : 24 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This invention relates to energetic inorganic salts and more particularly to salts containing the Nf4(+) cation. NF4(+) salts are key ingredients for solid propellant NF3 -F2 gas generators, and for high detonation pressure explosives, This invention also provides a new, selective, laser-induced, photolytic method for converting NF4XeF7 into (NF4)2XeF8. The latter compound not only provides the highest NF3-F2 yield of any presently known compound, but also gives the highest theoretical detonation pressures in explosive formulations (about 50 kbar higher than corresponding formulation containing (NF4)2NiF6).

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Ammonium compounds, *Xenon, *Fluorides, *Synthesis(Chemistry), *Gas generating systems, Photolysis, Lasers, Ions, Ammonia, Fluorine, Gases, Inventions

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE