Hypergolic Rocket Propellants

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  1. Nov 8, 2019 #1

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    What are Hypergolic Rocket Fuels? (Other than Explosive, Corrosive, Toxic, Carcinogenic and Orange)

     
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    Fantastic book, can't recommend enough. I've often wished there was a similar composites book.
     
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    Read it. Got it at zero cost to me through inter-library loan. Reserved via the library system's Worldcat link.

    https://www.worldcat.org/
     
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    Ignition is a must-read. Very entertaining :).
     
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    That book is quoted in Wikipedia's article on chlorine trifluoride:
    It is, of course, extremely toxic, but that's the least of the problem. It is hypergolic with every known fuel, and so rapidly hypergolic that no ignition delay has ever been measured. It is also hypergolic with such things as cloth, wood, and test engineers...

    If however, this [protective flouride] coat is melted or scrubbed off [of the surface of a metal container], and has no chance to reform, the operator is confronted with the problem of coping with a metal-fluorine fire. For dealing with this situation, I have always recommended a good pair of running shoes.​

    This writing style makes me glad to hear that the book is available and I think I'll get me a copy.
     
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