Liquid-phase decomposition mechanism of triaminoguanidinium azotetrazolate

Neeraj R. Kumbhakarna, Kaushal J. Shah, Arindrajit Chowdhury, Stefan Thynell

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The objective of this work is to analyze the decomposition of triaminoguanidinium azotetrazolate (TAGzT) in the liquid phase by using a combined experimental and computational approach. The experimental part involves the use of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and Time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ToFMS) analysis of TAGzT decomposition. N2, NH3, HCN, N2H4, and the 3-azido-1,2,4-triazol-4-ide anion were identified as products of decomposition. The computational approach is based on using quantum mechanics for confirming the identity of the species observed in experiments and for identifying elementary chemical reactions that form these species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2015 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 19 2015Jul 22 2015


Other10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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