Accession Number : ADD007578

Title :   Preparation of TNT-Thermoplastic Polymer Granules Readily Soluble in a TNT Melt.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Voigt,H William , Jr ; Baker,Bernard R

Report Date : 17 Dec 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A process is provided for preparing a composition composed of TNT and a thermoplastic organic polymer containing as high as 30-35% of the polymer, in the form of a granular product, which is rapidly soluble in a TNT melt. The process involves preparing a solution of the TNT and the polymer in methyl ethyl ketone solvent and diluting the solution with water to precipitate the TNT-polymer composition as granules, which can be readily separated by filtration and are rapidly soluble in molten TNT.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Thermoplastic resins, *TNT, *Melts, Granules, Grain boundaries, Polymers, Solubility, Methyl radicals, Ketones, Inventions, Synthesis(Chemistry), Explosives, Formulations(Chemistry)

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE