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Exceptional activity of mesoporous beta-MnO2 in the catalytic thermal sensitization of ammonium perchlorate

Chandru, Arun R and Patra, Snehangshu and Oommen, Charlie and Munichandraiah, N and Raghunandan, BN (2012) Exceptional activity of mesoporous beta-MnO2 in the catalytic thermal sensitization of ammonium perchlorate. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22 (14). pp. 6536-6538.

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Abstract

Mesoporous beta-MnO2 has been prepared, characterized and demonstrated to possess excellent catalytic activity in the thermal decomposition of ammonium perchlorate. The observed unprecedentedly low decomposition temperatures, fast reaction rates and enhanced heat releases in the catalysed formulations make mesoporous beta-MnO2 promising as a high-performing ballistic modifier in AP-based composite solid rocket propellants.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 09:05
Last Modified: 18 May 2012 09:07
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/44416

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