Polycarbocyclic cage compounds as high energy density materials


Polycarbocyclic cage compounds

Synthesised from readily available starting materials in minimum number of steps

In comparison with conventional propellants/explosives, polycyclic cage compounds exhibit

■ High positive heat of formation (ΔH f ), high density, high angle and torsional strain

■ High specific impulse (I sp ), higher heat capacity, superior burning rate, greater heat release

■ Kinetic stability: stable to light, air and water, no spontaneous decomposition or shock sensitivity

■ Non-cryogenic, non-toxic and non-corrosive

■ Suitable for applications as fuels / fuel additives in volume limited environments