ammonium perchlorate


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ammonium perchlorate

[ə′mōn·yəm pər′klȯr‚āt]
(inorganic chemistry)
NH4ClO4 A salt that forms colorless or white rhombic and regular crystals, which are soluble in water; it decomposes at 150°C, and the reaction is explosive at higher temperatures.
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Founded in 1955, American Pacific Corporation Specialty Chemicals primarily supplies rocket-grade ammonium perchlorate used in solid propellant rockets, booster motors and missiles that are utilized by the U.
Effects of in utero and lactational ammonium perchlorate exposure on thyroid gland histology and thyroid and sex hormones in developing deer mice (Perotnyscus maniculatus) through postnatal day 21.
From there, according to the Journal's Waldman, they tracked the plume 10 miles west up a desert riverbed called the Las Vegas Wash, to a giant ammonium perchlorate plant in Henderson, Nevada, owned and operated by Oklahoma City-based Kerr-McGee Corporation.
Evaluation of a population with occupational exposure to airborne ammonium perchlorate for possible acute or chronic effects on thyroid function.
11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) published in the Federal Register today a final rule that amends the regulations to clarify that the requirements of 27 CFR Part 555 do not apply to model rocket motors consisting of ammonium perchlorate composite propellant (APCP), black powder, or other similar low explosives, containing no more than 62.
Ammonium perchlorate - an ingredient in rocket fuel and other explosives that has seeped into water supplies across the nation - has long been at the center of a heated controversy in California, pitting environmentalists against defense contractors.
The May 5 explosion at one of two plants manufacturing the ammonium perchlorate oxidizer for the space shuttle's solid-propellant booster rockets has added yet another uncertainty to the struggle to get the shuttle program flying again.
Since its founding in 1929, Kerr-McGee operated various businesses around the country, including wood-treating, uranium mining and processing, thorium processing, and ammonium perchlorate manufacturing.
Animal studies have linked perchlorates, such as potassium perchlorate and ammonium perchlorate, to thyroid problems.
The proposed rule clarifies that the term "propellant actuated device" does not include hobby rocket motors or rocket-motor reload kits consisting of or containing ammonium perchlorate composite propellant (APCP), black powder, or other similar low explosives.
Perchlorate, in the form of ammonium perchlorate, was used in the manufacturing of solid rocket propellants.
The flames from the burning of this fuel, consisting of ammonium perchlorate, powdered aluminum and iron oxide held together by a plastic binder, can reach a temperature of 5,600 [deg.