Accession Number : ADA131014
Title : 4,6-Dinitrobenzofuroxan, an Important Explosive Intermediate.
Descriptive Note : Technical note,
Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)
Personal Author(s) : Spear,Robert J ; Norris,William P ; Read,Roger W
PDF Url : ADA131014
Report Date : Feb 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 15
Abstract : The preparation of 4,6-dinitrobenzofuroxan (DNBF) from either benzofuroxan or picryl chloride is described. Batches of up to 20 g have been obtained in suitable crystalline from via recrystallization from a number of solvents. DNBF exhibits impact and electrostatic sensitivity characteristic of a sensitive secondary, such as RDX, and should be handled accordingly. Ignition of small samples ( less than 200 mg) results only in deflagration; detonation can be achieved by the strong shock from detonating lead azide but power output appears to be significantly lower than RDX.
Descriptors : *Furoxanes, *Nitro radicals, *Benzyl radicals, *Explosives, *Synthesis(Chemistry), Crystallization, Recrystallization, Solvents, Impact, Electrostatics, Sensitivity, Ignition, Deflagration, Detonations, Lead azides, Canada
Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE