Accession Number : ADD008132

Title :   N,N,N', N'-Tetrakis(2-Fluoro-2, 2-Dinitroethyl) Oxamide and a Method of Preparation Thereof.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,


Personal Author(s) : Sitzmann,Michael E ; Gilligan,William H

Report Date : 23 Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This invention relates to explosive compounds and more particularly to explosive nitroogranic compounds. High density explosives are of primary interest because the detonation pressure (a measure of explosive performance) increases with the square of the density of the explosive. Thus a relatively small increase in explosive density can effect a relatively large increase in explosive power. Despite the huge number of explosives that are known, relatively few are high density explosives (density greater than 1.90 g/ml). Extremely few of these high density explosives are melt castable in addition to being thermally and hydrolytically stable. The two most commonly used dense explosives, HMX and 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB), are not melt castable. 1,3,5-trifluoro-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, a dense melt castable explosive, (mp 80-81) is not chemically stable to water. Therefore, it would be desirable to provide a high density, energetic, melt castable explosive which is thermally and hydrolytically stable. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Synthesis(Chemistry), *High explosives, *High density, Nitro radicals, Melts, Inventions, Castings, Thermal stability, HMX, Nitrobenzenes, Energetic properties, Hydrolysis

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE