RCS Propellant Chemical Line Expanded October 14, 2003 Web posted at: 2:29 PM EDT
(ROL Newswire ) -- RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc. has expanded its line of non-hazmat chemicals for EX-rocketry applications. Now available are the burn rate catalysts Chromium Oxide (Cr2O3), Copper Chromite and Catocene.
Chromium Oxide (RCS part no. CRO100G) is a mild burn rate catalyst with a bright green color that improves the ignitability of APCP propellants. Typical concentration level is 0.5 - 2.0% of propellant weight.
Copper Chromite (RCS part no. CUCR100G) is a proprietary blend of copper and chromium oxides, black in color, is a moderate burn rate catalyst and finds use in endburning and medium-to-high burn rate compositions. Typical concentration level is 0.5 - 3.0% of propellant weight.
Catocene (RCS part no. CATO50G) is a dark orange semi-viscous liquid, and is considered to be the best of the iron-based burning rate catalysts. It can be used to formulate propellants with a burning rate of 1" per second or more when used with a suitable oxidizer particle size distribution. Catocene should not be used in excess of 2% concentration by weight (above that amount Catocene can adversely affect propellant impact and friction sensitivity).
These materials can be found on the RCS "Products" page atunder the "Propellant Chemicals" heading, and there are links posted next to each listing for downloading the corresponding material safety data sheets (MSDS).
Source: ROL Newswire Service