Accession Number : AD0288130

Title :   THE SURFACE CHEMISTRY OF EXPLOSIVES

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : WHITE,CECIL G. ; CASTORINA,THOMAS C.

Report Date : NOV 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A preliminary experiment using C-14 labeled polymethyl methacrylate of undetermined high molecular weight in toluene yielded isotherms using HMX and RDX surfaces. An interpretation of these results as a function of molecular weight led to the selection of various long chain compounds, of varying complexity, as agents to be studied for their ability to adhere to explosive surfaces. An isotherm was constructed using HMX surface and trimethyl stearylammonium bromide in aqueous concentrations in the order of 1/10000 molar. The extent of the isotherm is limited only by the solubility of the ammonium salt in H2O. Other isotherms were constructed using the ammonium salt, stearyl alcohol, and stearic acid. The latter two co pounds exhibited no affinity for organic surfaces when dissolved in benzene and toluene, but did show affinities for PbN6 surfaces. (Author)

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES, *HMX, *RDX, ACRYLIC RESINS, ADSORPTION, AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, BENZENES, BROMIDES, CARBON, LABELED SUBSTANCES, LEAD COMPOUNDS, METHYL RADICALS, NITRIDES, POLYMERS, SALTS, SCINTILLATION COUNTERS, STEARIC ACID, SURFACES, TOLUENES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE