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Amino functionalized [B12H12]2− salts as hypergolic fuels

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A series of hypergolic salts based on [B12H11NH3] anion were synthesized. The resulting six salts were characterized by 1H and 13C NMR, IR, ESI-MS and EA. Their key properties were measured or calculated, including melting points (133.9–210.7 °C), decomposition temperatures (215.6–278.2 °C), and heats of formation (−40.1 to 1073.0 J g−1). As expected, the [B12H11NH3] salts (1–6) possess higher specific impulses (274.9–276.8 s) than the corresponding [B12H12]2− salts (269.8–272.6 s). When the fuel/oxidizer combinations range from 20% to 50%, specific impulse values of the salts are still maintained at a high level of above 269 s.

Graphical abstract: Amino functionalized [B12H12]2− salts as hypergolic fuels

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The article was received on 01 Nov 2017, accepted on 23 Jan 2018 and first published on 24 Jan 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04225F
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018,42, 3568-3573
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    Amino functionalized [B12H12]2− salts as hypergolic fuels

    H. Li, Y. Zhang, L. Liu, N. Jiao, X. Meng and S. Zhang, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 3568
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04225F

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