Generation of melamine polymer condensates upon hypergolic ignition of dicyanamide ionic liquids

Konstantin Chingin, Richard H. Perry, Steven D. Chambreau, Ghanshyam L. Vaghjiani, Richard N. Zare

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Abstract

The reaction of dicyanamide ionic liquids with nitric acid results in hypergolic ignition and the formation of a stable precipitate. The precipitate consists of cyclic triazines, including melamine and its polymers, such as melam and melem (see scheme). This study introduces a novel approach to the synthesis of cyclic azines without resorting to high temperatures and pressures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8634-8637
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume50
Issue number37
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 5 2011

Keywords

  • dicyanamides
  • hypergolic ignition
  • ionic liquids
  • melamines
  • triazines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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