Accession Number : ADD013327

Title :   Peroxonium Salts.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 25 Jan 80, patented 13 Jul 82,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 13 Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : This invention relates to peroxonium salts and to method for their preparation. Materials which will produce O2 at relatively low temperatures are in demand. For example, such a material could be used to produce oxygen for use in manned space vehicles and the like simply by placing a quantity of the material in a heatable container and heating the material when oxygen production was desired. H2O2 is a very useful producer of molecular oxygen. For example, it is used to generate excited oxygen for use in chemical lasers. Also, it is used as a monopropellant in liquid rocket engines. However, it has a drawback in that is is difficult to handle. It readily undergoes autocatalytic decomposition. Accordingly, it would be convenient if this material could be stored in a stable salt form. Keywords: Patents; Oxygen generation.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *SALTS, *HYDROGEN, *SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), CHEMICAL LASERS, LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, LOW TEMPERATURE, MANNED SPACECRAFT, MOLECULAR PROPERTIES, MONOPROPELLANTS, OXYGEN, OXYGEN GENERATORS, PRODUCTION, ARSENIC COMPOUNDS, ANTIMONY COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES, OXIDIZERS, STORAGE

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE