Accession Number : ADD009562

Title :   Nitropolyformals.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Adolph,Horst G

Report Date : 29 Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Nitropolyformals of the formula H(OCH2C(NO2)2ZC(NO2)2CH2OCH2(OCH2C(NO2)2ZC(NO2)2CH2 0H wherein Z is -CH2-, -CH2CH2-, -CH2CH2CH2-, -CH2OCH2-, or -CH2NHCH2- and wherein the average molecular weight of the nitro-polyformal molecules if from about 1,000 to about 50,000. the nitropolyformals are prepared by reacting a diol of the formula HOCH2C(NO2)2ZC(NO2)2CH20H, wherein Z is defined as above, with formaldehyde in the presence of concentrated sulfuric acid. These polymers are useful as energetic binders in explosives and propellants. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Synthesis(Chemistry), *Polymers, *Formaldehyde, *Explosives, Binders, Energetic properties, Molecular weight, Solid propellants, Sulfuric acid, Nitro radicals, Inventions

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Plastics
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE