Accession Number : ADD013181

Title :   Methods of Preparing Pentanitrotoluene.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 10 Jan 83, patented 29 May 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 29 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Pentanitrotoluene is prepared by a method which comprises preparing an aminodinitrotoluene from a precursor of either TNT or 2,5-dinitro-3-methylbenzoic acid, nitrating the aminodinitrotoluene to produce a nitramine intermediate, converting the nitramine intermediate to an aminotetranitrotoluene and oxidizing the aminotetranitrotoluene with peroxydisulfuric acid to pentanitrotoluene. Pentanitrotoluene is an explosive.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *PETN, EXPLOSIVES, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), DNT, TNT, NITRAMINES, NITRATION, OXIDATION, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, COST EFFECTIVENESS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE