Science and Technology of Energetic Materials

Vol.67, No.1 (2006)Special Issue for ISEM 2005

Research paper

Investigation on the properties of a high nitrogen compound
Dayu Ding, Takashi Kazumi, and Keisuke Matsuda


A high nitrogen compound, guanylaminotetrazole (GAT), has been investigated as a possible fuel component for gas generant. The thermal behaviors of GAT were evaluated by DTA-TG tests. In high temperature deterioration test, the lost weight of the material was only 0.2 % when heated for 400 hrs at 383 K, and neither discoloration nor deterioration in appearance was observed. In addition, GAT was found to be insensitive to impact and friction. The combustion properties of a stoichiometrically mixed GAT / Sr (NO3)2 were investigated. The results indicated that the mixture demonstrated excellent combustion properties and generation of sufficient gas to use inflate airbag.

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High nitrogen compound, Guanylaminotetrazole, Tetrazole, Gas generant

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