Accession Number : ADD008340

Title :   Process for Preparing Cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Solomon,Irvine J ; Silberman,Louis B

Report Date : 25 Apr 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : HMX is obtained in substantially increased amount by means of novel modification of the conventional process for producing HMX by reaction of hexamine with a nitrating agent consisting of HNO3-NH4NO3 solution in acetic acid-acetic anhydride medium, wherein the nitrating agent, hexamine solution and acetic anhydride are concurrently added to a mixture of acetic acid and acetic anhydride called a 'heel'. The modification involves incorporating a small amount of hexamine in the heel prior to the addition of a major portion of the nitrating agent. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *HMX, *Synthesis(Chemistry), Inventions, Solutions(Mixtures), Hexamines, Nitric acid, Ammonium nitrate, Acetic acid, Acetic anhydride, Explosives

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE