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Exploiting hydrophobic borohydride-rich ionic liquids as faster-igniting rocket fuels

Author:
Liu, Tianlin, Qi, Xiujuan, Huang, Shi, Jiang, Linhai, Li, Jianling, Tang, Chenglong, Zhang, Qinghua
Source:
Chemical communications 2016 v.52 no.10 pp. 2031-2034
ISSN:
1364-548X
Subject:
chemical reactions, fuels, hydrazine, hydrophobicity, ionic liquids, liquids, toxicity, viscosity
Abstract:
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.
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6386606