Accession Number : AD0776945

Title :   Investigation of a Quick and Simplified Method to Manufacture Tetracene.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Younger,George A.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : An experimentation was conducted with aminoguanidine sulfate salt to determine whether the process time for the production of tetracene (currently made from aminoguanidine bicarbonate salt) could be reduced. Tetracene was made in one operation under controlled conditions (temperature, pH and fluid flow) using aminoguanidine sulfate, sodium nitrite and glacial acetic acid. This represents a distinct advantage over the current process that involves two operations. Less time, material and equipment is required to make a specified amount of tetracene when aminoguanidine sulfate is used. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Tetrazenes, Explosives initiators, Guanidines, Production rate, Synthesis(Chemistry), Sulfates, Primers

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE