Accession Number : ADA313360

Title :   High Nitrogen Explosives. Part 2. Dibenzo-1 ,3a,4,6a- Tetraazapentalenes and Benzo-1 2,3,4-Tetrazine-1,3-Dioxides.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. Feb 94-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIV CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Altmann, Karen L. ; Merwin, Lawrence H. ; Norris, William P. ; Wilson, William S. ; Gilardi, Richard

PDF Url : ADA313360

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : High nitrogen materials are sought as a potentially dense, powerful but insensitive explosive and propellant ingredients. Elucidation of the structure and chemistry of dibenzo-1 ,3a,4,6a-tetraazapentalenes has continued, with particular attention to a putative C12N12O12 derivative initially prepared at the University of New Orleans. This research contributed substantially to identification of the actual o-quinone hydrate structure, and explanation of the apparently anomalous explosive insensitivity of the material. Synthesis of the novel 5,7-dinitrobenzo-1 ,2,3,4-tetrazine-1,3-dioxide has been repeated, its structure has been confirmed, and preliminary evaluation of its explosive sensitivity has been completed.

Descriptors :   *NITROGEN, *INSENSITIVE EXPLOSIVES, *HIGH EXPLOSIVES, SYNTHESIS, MATERIALS, SENSITIVITY, HYDRATES, PROPELLANTS, DIOXIDES, BENZENE COMPOUNDS, QUINONES.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE