Accession Number : ADD008318

Title :   Preparation of Hexanitrostilbene.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gilbert,Everett E

Report Date : 09 Sep 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : There is disclosed a process for converting 2,2', 4,4', 6,6'-hexanitrobibenzyl (HNBB) to 2,2', 4,4' 6,6' hexanitrostilbene (HNS) in high yields by reaching HNBB with a halogenating agent in the presence of a base in an organic solvent or a liquid suspending agent. A preferred halogenating agent is bromine; a preferred base is pyridine; a preferred solvent is dimethylformamide; and a preferred liquid suspending agent is toluene or chlorobenzene. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Explosives, *Biphenyl, *Ethylenes, *Nitro radicals, *Synthesis(Chemistry), Nitrobenzenes, Halogenation, Organic solvents

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE