Accession Number : AD0499753

Title :   The Chemical Reactions of s-Tetranitroethane (1,1,2,2 - Tetranitroethane),

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Kissinger, L. W.

Report Date : 22 AUG 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Tetranitroethane is unusually rich in oxygen, but is too unstable for consideration as a high explosive ingredient. The work reported here is an exploration of the chemical reactions of this substance undertaken in the hope of preparing a stable and potent high explosive derivative from it. No such derivative was found. No reaction or decomposition occurred on attempts at reaction with formaldehyde, acrolein, p-nitrobenzyl bromide, methyl iodide, dimethyl sulfate, 2-bromo - and 2-iodo-2-nitropropane and acylating reagents. Reaction may have occurred with acrylonitrile, but no product was isolated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ALKANES, EXPLOSIVES), CHEMICAL REACTIONS, ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, HALOGENATION, ALIPHATIC COMPOUNDS, STABILITY, OXYGEN, DECOMPOSITION, PROPANE, POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS, SALTS, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), SOLUTIONS(MIXTURES), NITRATION, NITROBENZENES, SILVER, ORGANIC SOLVENTS, SENSITIVITY, FORMALDEHYDE, MIXTURES, ACROLEINS, ACRYLONITRILE POLYMERS, BROMIDES, ALKYLATION, SULFATES, IODIDES.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE