Accession Number : AD0713474

Title :   SENSITIVITY FUNDAMENTALS.

Descriptive Note : Semiannual technical progress rept. 1 Mar-31 Aug 70.

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Report Date : 02 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : Sensitivity properties of dinitroalkanes were studied. They included the low-velocity detonation (LVD) wave characteristics of the liquid phase, the relation of shock sensitivity and failure diameter to the flow and the chemical reaction rate behind the shock front, and the kinetics and mechanisms of thermal decomposition of the compounds in the gas phase. The compounds chosen for this study were structurally simple but at the same time have physical properties that permit their use in each phase of the study. The model compounds of the current study are selected dinitropropane isomers. Like the difluoraminoalkane isomers used in previous studies, these compounds are being used so that the results from each experimental technique can be interrelated without having to account for effects caused by different functional groups, amount of carbon content, and chain branching. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, *DETONATIONS), SHOCK WAVES, SENSITIVITY, REACTION KINETICS, PYROLYSIS

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE