A colorless volatile alkaline liquid with powerful reducing properties, used in chemical synthesis and in some kinds of rocket fuels.
- Chemical formula: N2H4.
- The concerns centre on the various types of fuel carried, such as hydrazine, a toxic colourless liquid with an ammonia-like odour, which can burn the skin.
- The unusual microbes consume ammonia, producing hydrazine - better known as rocket fuel - in the process.
- They were fueled by hydrazine, and after the war it was available cheaply.
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