Accession Number : ADA135770

Title :   Synthesis of Energetic Prepolymers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 82-30 Sep 83,

Corporate Author : HERCULES INC MAGNA UT BACCHUS WORKS

Personal Author(s) : Earl,R. A. ; Carpenter,R. D. ; Mangum,M. G.

Report Date : NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : A new route to the synthesis of nitrooxetanes was explored. The final ring-closure step to yield 3-methyl-3-nitrooxetane has not yet been carried out successfully. Precursors to the synthesis of 3,3-dinitro-oxetane have been prepared. 3-Azidomethyl-3-methyloxetane has been prepared by a new synthetic route that should be useful in the event of a scale-up. Polymers derived from 3-(2,3-diazidopropoxymethyl)-3-methyl oxetane and 2-azidomethyl-3-(2,3-diazidopropoxy-methyl)-3-methyl oxetane and 3-azidomethyl-3-(2,3-diazidopropoxymethyl)oxetane have been prepared and appear to have good low temperature and stability properties. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Polymers, *Oxetanes, *Synthesis(Chemistry), *Explosives, *Gun propellants, Energetic properties, Nitro radicals, Polymerization, Chemical reactions, Hydroxyl radicals, Halogens, Sulfonates, Esters, Carbon, Oxygen, Chemical bonds, Methyl radicals, Propane, Dioxanes, Ethers

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE