Title: Ammonium Perchlorate
CAS Registry Number: 7790-98-9
Molecular Formula: ClH4NO4
Molecular Weight: 117.49
Percent Composition: Cl 30.18%, H 3.43%, N 11.92%, O 54.47%
Line Formula: NH4ClO4
Literature References: Prepn: Gmelins, Ammonium (8th ed.) 23, pp 196-200 (1936). Review of decompn and combustion: Jacobs, Whitehead, Chem. Rev. 69, 551-590 (1969).
Properties: Orthorhombic crystals. Dec on heating. d 1.95. Freely sol in water; sol in methanol; slightly sol in ethanol, acetone; almost insol in ethyl acetate, ether.
Density: d 1.95
Use: In explosives, pyrotechnic compositions, jet and rocket propellants.