The thermal decomposition of ammonium perchlorate doped with Cu+2 and Mn+2 was studied, using DTA and TGA. Small concentrations (0.1 − 0.01%) of these ions inhibit the decomposition by eliminating the first exotherm. At higher concentrations a catalyzed decomposition is observed. Either the influence of doping ions on the mechanism of the thermal decomposition is different from that of added oxides or a modification of the electron transfer mechanism is needed.
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