Novel Propellant Ingredients Containing Gem-Dinitro Groups

Period of Performance: 07/10/2007 - 07/10/2008


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Fluorochem, Inc.
680 S. Ayon Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702
Principal Investigator


Improved solid performance is needed to meet Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) Program goals. The principal objective of this program is to synthesize new hydroxy-terminated oligomers for use in polyurethane binders. These novel oligomers will contain gem-dinitro groups to provide performance advantages compared to currently used propellant components. The materials are expected to have good low-temperature and high-temperature properties, and to be compatible with nitroplasticizers.