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Mechanism of thermal decomposition of double base propellants

Verneker, Pai VR and Kishore, K and Subhas, CBV (1983) Mechanism of thermal decomposition of double base propellants. In: Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 8 (3). pp. 77-79.

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Thermogravimetric studies were carried out with double-base propellants to find the rate-detg. stage and to understand the mechanism. The decompn. process can be divided into 3 stages as follows: diffusion of nitroglycerin [55-63-0] takes place at 120-160. Two processes occur at 170-205, namely the dissocn. of nitroglycerin and the cleavage of the C-O bond, the later being the rate-detg. step. The cleavage of the $C-O$ bond is followed by a considerable decompn. of nitrocellulose [9004-70-0].

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2008 13:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/13650

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