Accession Number : ADA185385

Title :   High Energy Molecules of High Symmetry.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 85-Feb 87,

Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CHEMICAL SYSTEMS SAN JOSE CA

Personal Author(s) : Guimont, J M ; Anderson, W S

PDF Url : ADA185385

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The first phase of this program was investigation of triquinoyl hydrate (hexaketocyclohexane octahydrate, C6H16O14) which is formed when certain cyclohexane derivatives are treated with cold nitric acid. This ketone hydrate has now been characterized by measurements of its elemental composition, x-ray diffraction pattern, density, infrared and Raman spectrum, carbon thirteen NMP pattern, ultraviolet absorption and fluorescence spectra, ion chromatogram, potentiometric titration curve, solubility, rate of weight loss at several temperatures, heat of decomposition and of combustion, and reactivity toward several different nucleophiles, reducing agents and oxidizing agents. The ketone hydrate is an unusually dense, tightly hydrogen-bonded, acidic, crystalline material which in solution rapidly undergoes dehydration, disproportionation and ring-opening reactions. It may be regarded as a graphite oxide (graphitic acid) having the maximum oxygen-to-carbon ratio.

Descriptors :   *AZINES, *ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, HYDRATES, CYCLOHEXANES, KETONES, CHEMICAL COMPOSITION, LIGHT SCATTERING, RAMAN SPECTRA, INFRARED SPECTRA, FLUORESCENCE, POTENTIOMETRIC ANALYSIS, CHROMATOGRAPHS, EXPLOSIVES, OXIDATION, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE