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 (hī′drə-zēn′, -zĭn)
A colorless, fuming, corrosive hygroscopic liquid, H2NNH2, used in jet and rocket fuels.


(ˈhaɪdrəˌziːn; -zɪn)
(Chemistry) a colourless basic liquid made from sodium hypochlorite and ammonia: a strong reducing agent, used chiefly as a rocket fuel. Formula: N2H4
[C19: from hydro- + azo- + -ine2]


(ˈhaɪ drəˌzin)

1. a colorless oily fuming liquid, N2H4, used as a reducing agent and a jet-propulsion fuel.
2. a class of substances derived from this substance by replacing one or more hydrogen atoms by an organic group.
[1885–90; hydr-2 + azine]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hydrazine - a colorless fuming corrosive liquid; a powerful reducing agent; used chiefly in rocket fuels
rocket fuel, rocket propellant, rocket propellent - an explosive charge that propels a rocket
reducer, reducing agent, reductant - a substance capable of bringing about the reduction of another substance as it itself is oxidized; used in photography to lessen the density of a negative or print by oxidizing some of the loose silver
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Normally rcss use hydrazine and dinitrogen tetroxide (nto) as propellants.
Once fully developed, the technology will increase CubeSat maneuverability, offer a modular propulsion system largely comprised of 3-D printed components, as well as provide an alternative relative to traditional hydrazine propellant.
An emergency was declared with approach on the RTB to allow for coordination with ground personnel to have the aircraft positioned properly and checked to determine if hydrazine had been expended.
However, this method requires anhydrous hydrazine, a highly toxic and hard to handle compound.
It offers higher performance but is safer to handle and easier on the environment or "greener" than traditional chemical fuels such as hydrazine currently used in spacecraft thrusters.
The most frequently used synthetic route for the preparation of N-protected alkyl- and arylhydrazines is reductive hydrazine alkylation (Scheme 1, left side).
With a colorimetric detector, 40-place sample rack, 10-place reagent tray and quick analysis rates of up to 200 tests per hour, the discrete system makes quick work of many common tests like ammonia, cyanide, nitrate (by enzymatic, hydrazine or vanadium), nitrite, phenol, OP, TKN and total phosphorus.
Currently, Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is one of the active spaceports in the world and negative effects of hydrazine derivatives have caused a big issue in the country.
AF-M315E is designed to replace hydrazine systems in use today.
Ball Aerospace--a Colorado-based company specializing in the development of space technology--joined NASA to run the Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM), a program focused on developing an environmentally safe fuel that could replace the hydrazine currently used in spacecraft.
To this resulting clear solution, aqueous solution (50 mL) of hydrazine hydrate (2.