Accession Number : ADD007221

Title :   A New Method for Preparing Pentanitroaniline and Triaminotrinitrobenzenes from Trinitrotoluene.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Atkins,Ronald E ; Nielsen,Arnold T ; Norris,William P

Report Date : 28 Jan 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Trinitrotoluene is selectively reduced by reaction with H2S in p-dioxane to produce 4-amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene. This latter compound is then nitrated with HNO3 in H2SO4 to produce pentanitroaniline which is, in turn, reacted with NH3 in benzene, methylene chloride or another suitable solvent to produce triaminotrinitrobenzene (TATB). TATB is useful as an explosive. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Synthesis(Chemistry), *TNT, Benzene, Methylenes, Nitrobenzenes, Chlorides, Amines, Anilines, Inventions

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE