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Exploiting hydrophobic borohydride-rich ionic liquids as faster-igniting rocket fuels
- Liu, Tianlin, Qi, Xiujuan, Huang, Shi, Jiang, Linhai, Li, Jianling, Tang, Chenglong, Zhang, Qinghua
- Chemical communications 2016 v.52 no.10 pp. 2031-2034
- chemical reactions, fuels, hydrazine, hydrophobicity, ionic liquids, liquids, toxicity, viscosity
- A family of hydrophobic borohydride-rich ionic liquids was developed, which exhibited the shortest ignition delay times of 1.7 milliseconds and the lowest viscosity (10 mPa s) of hypergolic ionic fluids, demonstrating their great potential as faster-igniting rocket fuels to replace toxic hydrazine derivatives in liquid bipropellant formulations.