: A while ago we had a brief discussion fo the composition of Jetex
: fuel. I have another data point. According to "Rocket Propulsion
: Elements", 3rd ed, by G. Sutton (Wiley & Sons, 1964)
: "Mixtures of ammonium nitrate and guanadine nitrate with appropriate
: catylysts for decomposition are used for small rockets which propel
: small model aircraft. Loose powder is consolidated nder high pressure
: (perhaps 7000 lb per sq in.) into suitible molds. The finished charge
: is hard and rock-like in appearance."
: I wonder what the catalyst is? I suspect a metal oxide, but I don't
: have any further evidence. What color is pure guanidine nitrate?
Further reading specifies that a chromite was used.