Accession Number : ADD015006

Title :   Castable, Insensitive Energetic Compositions.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 12 Jan 90, patented 23 Apr 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Chan, May L ; Turner, Alan D

Report Date : 23 Apr 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Energetic materials exhibiting low sensitivity comprise a solid solution of nitroaliphatic oxidizer, preferably trinitroethyl derivatives, in plasticized thermoplastic elastomer such as a block copolymer of polystyrene and polyacrylate plasticized with dioctyl adipate. The energetic material is prepared by forming molten plasticized elastomer and then incrementally dissolving the oxidizer in the molten binder.

Descriptors :   BINDERS, BLOCK COPOLYMERS, ELASTOMERS, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, LOW LEVEL, MATERIALS, MELTS, OXIDIZERS, PLASTICIZERS, POLYSTYRENE, SENSITIVITY, SOLID SOLUTIONS, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE