Accession Number : ADD011508

Title :   Plasticizer System for Propellant Compositions.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Stephens,W D ; Jones,L E

Report Date : 13 Nov 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : In accordance with this invention, there is provided a family of novel compound which act effectively as plasticizers for propellant compositions without the attendant problems of plasticizer migration which often arise during propellant storage. The plasticizer of this invention are polyethers. The primary object of this invention is to provide a novel family of polyether plasticizers having a particular molecular structure. Another object of this invention is to provide a novel solid propellant composition that produces only minimum amounts of plasticizer migration during its shelf-life. Still another object of this invention is to provide a novel family of pivalate ether plasticizers that find particular utility as internal plasticizers for solid propellant compositions.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Solid rocket propellant plasticizers, Solid rocket propellants, Polyethers, Synthesis, Migration, Reduction, Molecular structure, Shelf life, Storage, Solid propellant rocket engines

Subject Categories : Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE