Accession Number : AD0711013

Title :   THE PHOTOCHEMICAL DECOMPOSITION OF 1,3,5,7-TETRANITRO-1, 3,5,7-TETRAZACYCLOOCTANE (HMX).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Torbit,Jerry Bert

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This investigation was concerned with the photochemical decomposition of 1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazacyclooctane (HMX). Products from ultraviolet irradiation of both solid-state HMX and HMX-acetone solutions were obtained and identified. On the basis of observed product variability with irradiation environment a new mechanism for the photochemical decomposition of HMX was postulated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PHOTOLYSIS, *HMX), SOLUTIONS(MIXTURES), ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE