Accession Number : ADD014221

Title :   Pentafluorothio Polynitroaliphatic Explosives.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 24 Jun 88 patented 18 Jul 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sitzmann, Michael E ; Gilligan, William H

Report Date : 18 Jul 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An object of this invention is to provide new energetic explosive compounds. Other objects of this invention are to provide new pentafluorothio polyaliphatic explosives; to provide new high melting pentafluorothio polyaliphatic explosives; to provide new high energy, high density explosives; and to provide new high energy explosives having good thermal stabilities. This invention provides new high energy, high density, high melting explosives which contain both pentafluorothioethyl, -CH2CH2SF5, groups and polynitroaliphatic groups. These compounds are prepared by the reaction of pentafluorothioethanol, F5SCH2OH, with selected polynitroaliphatic reactants. The pentafluorothioethanol can be prepared by the reduction of pentafluorothioacetyl chloride with lithium aluminum hydride. Keywords: Patents. (AW)

Descriptors :   *HIGH EXPLOSIVES, *PATENTS, *ALIPHATIC COMPOUNDS, ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS, CHLORIDES, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, EXPLOSIVES, HIGH DENSITY, HIGH ENERGY, HIGH TEMPERATURE, LITHIUM HYDRIDE, THERMAL STABILITY, FLUORINE, SULFUR COMPOUNDS, POLYMERS, NITRO RADICALS, ETHYL RADICALS, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), REDUCTION(CHEMISTRY)

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE