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

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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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Submitted
25 Nov 2015
Accepted
11 Dec 2015
First published
11 Dec 2015

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 2031-2034
Article type
Communication
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Exploiting hydrophobic borohydride-rich ionic liquids as faster-igniting rocket fuels

T. Liu, X. Qi, S. Huang, L. Jiang, J. Li, C. Tang and Q. Zhang, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 2031 DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09737A

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