Accession Number : ADD014959

Title :   High Density Energetic Materials.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 30 Apr 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sitzmann, Michael E

Report Date : 30 Apr 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This invention relates to explosives and more particularly high energy organic explosives. The synthesis of 2-fluoro-2,2-dinitroethylchloroformate, (NO2)2FCCH2OC(O)Cl, for use as an intermediate in preparation of energetic compounds was reported by J. P. Senet and C. Ucciani in a French patent. A limitation of 2-fluoro-2,2-dinitroethylchloroformate is that energetic derivatives from this intermediate do not generally have unusually high densities or oxidant balances. For energetic materials, density is a critical property since the performance of the material is proportional to the square of its density. The oxidant balance of an energetic material is also an important property since energetic plasticizers and explosives with high oxidant balance are preferable for use in explosive formulations. Objectives are to provide new explosives, new high density, energetic explosives, and new high energy explosives having high oxidant balances.

Descriptors :   BALANCE, BALANCES, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, EXPLOSIVES, FORMULATIONS, FRANCE, HIGH DENSITY, HIGH ENERGY, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, MATERIALS, OXIDIZERS, PATENTS, PLASTICIZERS, PREPARATION

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE