Accession Number : ADD012715

Title :   1,3,5,7-Tetranitroxyadamantane.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gilbert,Everett E

Report Date : 09 Oct 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The present invention provides a novel compound 1,3,5,7-tetranitroxyadamantane and a method for producing same. The novel compound contains four more oxygen atoms than 1,3,5,7-tetranitroadamantane, and can be used as a propellant alone or in mixture with other compounds in gas-producing pyrotechnic compositions. The novel compound can be obtained by reacting 1,3,5,7-tetrahydroxy- or 1,3,5,7-tetraacetoxyadamantane with a nitrating agent such as conc. nitric acid alone or in mixture with conc. sulfuric acid, advantageously in the presence of an inert, water-immiscible organic solvent. Keywords: Adamantanes.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ADAMANTANES, *PROPELLANTS, ATOMS, OXYGEN, NITRIC ACID

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE