Thermal Decomposition of Monomethylamine Nitrate.
J Hazardous Mater Elsevier Sci Pub Company Amsterdam, Netherlands 1980 3:301-321
Monomethylamine nitrate (MMAN), was used during World War II as an ingredient for bomb and shell loading. Now it is used as a component in some water gel formations. Knowledge of its dissociation and/or decomposition mode would be desirable, but none was found in the open literature. Mman decomposition was observed through differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis, and mass spectrometry. The effect of small amounts of iron oxide, rust, and copper on MMAN decomposition was also assessed. These compounds have shown catalytic activity in the decomposition of ammonium and hydrazine nitrates.
J. Hazardous Mater., Elsevier Sci. Pub. Co, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, V. 3, 1980, PP. 301-321