Accession Number : AD0673708

Title :   SEMIMICRO SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC DETERMINATION OF RDX AND HMX BY FERROUS SULFATE REACTION.

Descriptive Note : Test rept.,

Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA QUALITY ASSURANCE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Norwitz,George ; Galan,Michael

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A semimicro spectrophotometric method is proposed for the determination of RDX and HMX whereby up to 11 mg of these compounds is hydrolyzed by evaporating to dryness with 5 ml of sodium hydroxide solution (2.5%), the salts are dissolved in 10 to 3 sulfuric acid, a solution of ferrous sulfate solution in 10 to 3 sulfuric acid is added, and the pink color is determined. The method is recommended for the determination of RDX and HMX in compositions containing less than 20% of these compounds. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RDX, COLORIMETRIC ANALYSIS), (*HMX, COLORIMETRIC ANALYSIS), HYDROLYSIS, SPECTROSCOPY, IRON COMPOUNDS, SULFATES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE