Thermal Decomposition of Nitrocellulose Propellants

    Volume 22, Issue 2 (April 1977)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 April 1977

    Page Count: 5


    House, JE
    Professor of chemistry and student, Illinois State University, Normal, Ill.

    Zack, PJ
    Professor of chemistry and student, Illinois State University, Normal, Ill.

    (Received 21 June 1976; accepted 20 August 1976)

    Abstract

    Most smokeless propellant powders for small arms use are either single base or double base types. Single base powders consist of nitrocellulose with small amounts of additives such as tin to reduce barrel fouling and muzzle flash, graphite to improve handling, and a stabilizer such as diphenylamine. Double base powders contain nitrocellulose with 10 to 15% of nitroglycerin added [1].


    Paper ID: JFS10594J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10594J

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    Title Thermal Decomposition of Nitrocellulose Propellants
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