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Ionic liquid solubilized boranes as hypergolic fluids

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Abstract

Borane compounds which are hydrogen storage materials are hypergolic with white fuming nitric acid as oxidizer. When dissolved in ionic liquids, the borane solutions exhibit ignition delay times which are superior to any known hypergolic ionic liquids. These boraneionic liquid solutions appear to be the brightest hope so far to replace hydrazine and its derivatives as fuels in hypergolic propellant systems.

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The article was received on 15 Mar 2012, accepted on 30 Apr 2012 and first published on 30 Apr 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM31627G
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 11022-11024
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    Ionic liquid solubilized boranes as hypergolic fluids

    H. Gao and J. M. Shreeve, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 11022
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM31627G

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