Accession Number : ADD005376

Title :   3-Fluoro-3-Nitrooxetane.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Baum,Kurt ; Berkowitz,Philip T

Report Date : 14 Aug 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This invention relates to the preparation of 3-fluoro-3-nitrooxetane and the use of this compound as a precursor for nitro containing polyethers. Nitro containing polyethers have a potential utility as explosives and propellant binders and a potential route to such materials is polymerization of oxetanes. The present invention comprises reacting 2-fluoro-2-nitropropanediol with trifluoromethane sulfonic (triflic) anhydride to give the monotriflate. The latter reacts with a base to give the desired oxetane.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Explosives, *Oxetanes, *Synthesis(Chemistry), Nitrates, Polyethers, Binders, Propellants

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE