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Rocket Fuels

(Dimethylamine)

1,1-dimethylhydrazine is used as a propellant for booster rockets. It has replaced hydrazine in some applications because it is more soluble in petroleum fuels and has a lower freezing point. It is made from dimethylamine salt and sodium nitrite to make dimethylnitrosamine, which is reduced using zinc, or it can be directly oxidized with chloramine.