Dexter, Theodore H. Inorganic Chemistry Division, Hooker Chemical Corporation Research Center, Niagara Falls, New York.
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A colorless liquid, H2NNH2 (boiling point 114°C or 237°F), with a musty, ammonialike odor. Hydrazine is highly toxic, corrosive, and explosive. Physically hydrazine is similar to water, but chemically it is reducing, decomposable, basic, and bifunctional. Its derivatives range from simple salts to ring compounds, polymers, and coordination complexes. Major uses of hydrazine include such diverse applications as rocket fuels (since combustion of hydrazine is highly exothermic), corrosion inhibition in boilers, and syntheses of biologically active materials.
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