Tetrafluorohydrazine

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Tetrafluorohydrazine
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Names
IUPAC name
1,1,2,2-tetrafluorohydrazine
Other names
dinitrogen tetrafluoride, perfluorohydrazine, UN 1955
Identifiers
10036-47-2 N
ChemSpider 23228 YesY
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PubChem 24845
Properties
N2F4
Molar mass 104.01 g mol−1
Melting point −164.5 °C (−264.1 °F; 108.6 K) [1]
Boiling point −73 °C (−99 °F; 200 K)[1]
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Tetrafluorohydrazine or dinitrogen tetrafluoride, N2F4, is a colourless, reactive inorganic gas. It is a fluorinated analog of hydrazine. It is a highly hazardous chemical. In the presence of organic materials, it reacts explosively.

Tetrafluorohydrazine is manufactured from nitrogen trifluoride using an iron catalyst or iron(II) fluoride. It is used in some chemical syntheses, as a precursor or a catalyst.

Tetrafluorohydrazine was used as a high-energy liquid oxidizer in some never-flown rocket fuel formulas. In 1959 it was considered new for this application.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Greenwood, Norman N.; Earnshaw, Alan (1997). Chemistry of the Elements (2nd ed.). Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 0080379419. 
  2. ^ Tetrafluorohydrazine at DTIC.mil