Accession Number : ADD009516

Title :   Synthesis of the Isomeric Aminotetranitrotoluenes.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Atkins,Ronald L ; Norris,William P ; Nielsen,Arnold T ; Hollis,Richard A ; Wilson,William S

Report Date : 11 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Novel aminotetranitrotoluenes, aryl compounds with four nitro groups introduced into the aromatic nucleus, are prepared by nitration of an appropriate aminodinitrotoluene precursor in mixed acid solution, followed by treatment with anisole. The inventive compounds are more energetic than TNT while imparting other desirable properties to explosives made therewith, such as high density, good thermal and chemical stability, stability towards impact and shock initiation, and improved detonation properties including detonation velocity and detonation pressure.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Synthesis(Chemistry), *Substitution reactions, *Isomerization, TNT, Aryl radicals, Amines, Thermal stability, Nitration, Nitrogen compounds, Detonations, Shock, High density, Inventions, Explosives

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Plastics
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE