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.Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
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].
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry|
|Date Deposited:||16 Apr 2008|
|Last Modified:||27 Aug 2008 13:19|
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