Accession Number : ADD012131

Title :   Preparation and Polymerization of Oxether-1.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Guimont,John M ; Manser,Gerald E ; Ross,Donald L

Report Date : 24 Dec 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The present invention provides a method for synthesizing a novel oxether-1 monomer by a two step reaction scheme which involves effecting a reaction between 3-methyl-3-hydroxymethyl oxetane and 1,1,1-trinitroethane to form an intermediate reaction product which in turn is reacted with methyl iodide to produce the oxether-1 monomer. The monomer is easily polymerized using conventional polymerization techniques to produce a poly(oxether-1) polyol useful as a binder component in smokeless propellants and explosives.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), *MONOMERS, *OXETANES, *POLYETHERS, *POLYMERIZATION, METHYL RADICALS, BINDERS, NITRO RADICALS, MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, SMOKELESS PROPELLANTS, EXPLOSIVES

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE