Accession Number : AD0703217
Title : A COMPARISON OF EXTRACTION SOLVENTS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF COMPOSITION A-3 EXPLOSIVE.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS STATION YORKTOWN VA
Personal Author(s) : Cousins,Edwin R. ; Hogge,Winona C.
Report Date : 25 MAR 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 18
Abstract : Three solvents - benzene, aliphatic naphtha, and carbon tetrachloride - were evaluated as extraction solvents for the separation of wax and RDX in Composition A-3 explosive. Control samples of wax and RDX prepared in the laboratory and samples from nine blends of Composition A-3 were analyzed using standardized procedures for each solvent. Benzene was not satisfactory; the other solvents were acceptable. Laboratory technicians, production materials, and simple laboratory facilities were used throughout the work. Detailed extraction procedures are included. (Author)
Descriptors : (*EXPLOSIVES, *SOLVENT EXTRACTION), (*RDX, SOLVENT EXTRACTION), BENZENE, NAPHTHALENES, CARBON TETRACHLORIDE, WAXES, MIXTURES, TNT
Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE