Accession Number : ADD001043

Title :   Direct Production of Beta HMX.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Robbins,Robert ; Boswell,Benjamin C , Jr

Report Date : 06 Nov 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This invention relates to a process for the direct production of 1,3,5,7 - tetranitro - 1,3,5,7 - tetrazacyclooctane, which chemical compound is referred to in the art as HMX. It has for a principal object to provide a process for producing HMX in a direct manner and in a form such that no polymorphic conversion is usually required. The raw materials used comprise hexamine which is nitrated with nitric acid. Also glacial acetic acid, ammonium nitrate, acetic anhydride and paraformaldehyde are used to provide reaction environment for producing the desired reaction to the beta-HMX.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *HMX, *Nitration, Manufacturing, Explosives, Amines

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE