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