Novel Fluorine-Containing Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) Propellant Component

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,969.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-12-M-0209
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-083-1278
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-083
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
NALAS Engineering Services Inc.
20 STONEWALL ROAD, Salem, CT, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
805389413
Principal Investigator:
Pascal Dube
Chemist
(860) 861-3691
pascal.dube@nalasengineering.com
Business Contact:
Jerry Salan
President
(860) 861-3691
jerry.salan@nalasengineering.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
NALAS proposes to address the challenge for novel fluorine-containing propellant components with a 3-fold approach: 1. Synthesize a fluorinated analog of BTTN as novel fluorinated plasticizer. 2. Prepare fluorinated analogs of hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB). 3. Prepare a novel fluorinated energetic polymer via the functionalization of polyepichlorohydrin (PECH-triol) with the fluorodinitroethanol (FDNE) motif. NALAS believes that this approach will enable direct comparison of the properties with materials that are well-established in the energetic community. Fluoro-BTTN and fluorinated HTPB have the potential to offer the desired benefits while conserving the physical properties of the original compounds. In parallel, a novel energetic polymer containing fluorine atoms has never been prepared to our knowledge and could offer promising properties and spur further research in this field.

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