The results showed that nano-CuI can remarkably decrease the higher decomposition temperature of ammonium perchlorate by more than 100 °C, and that the temperature can be further reduced by using the nano-CuI catalyst with PVP as an additive in preparation.
DA-BTAw can then be reacted with any of a number of metal chloride, nitrate, or perchlorate salts in aqueous solution to form the desired metal-BTA complex. The number of BTA ligands which attach to the metal center depends on the chemistry of the metal being used. For example, reaction of DA-BTA with iron perchlorate (a dangerous oxidizer) gives an iron complex with three BTA ligands. Reaction of DA-BTA with auric acid (HAuCl4) gives two complexes, one with two ligands and one with three.
Ammonium perchlorate is used to make rocket propellants, explosives, pyrotechnics, as an etching and engraving agent, and in analytical chemistry.