Combustion and Decomposition of Monomethylhydrazinium Nitrate

Shiqing Wang, Stefan T. Thynell

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Monomethylhydrazinium nitrate was synthesized by mixing the hypergolic bipropellant monomethylhydrazine and nitric acid under nonignition condition. The burn rate of this nitrate-based monopropellant is studied by using a high-pressure strand burner with optical access, coupled with a high-speed camera for capturing and analyzing the combustion characteristics. In addition, pyrolysis of this energetic material was investigated by a confined rapid pyrolysis setup with heating rates on the order of 2000 K/s, coupled to a rapid-scan Fourier transform infrared spectroscope. The decomposition mechanism of monomethylhydrazinium nitrate is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-156
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Energetic Materials
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 3 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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