Accession Number : ADD015026

Title :   Insensitive High Density Explosive.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 13 Apr 81, patented 13 Aug 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Norris, William P

Report Date : 13 Aug 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The compound, 5.7-diamino-4,6-dinitro-benzofuroxan is formed by (1) forming a reaction mixture containing 4,6-dinitro benzofuroxan, potassium bicarbonate, hydroxylamine hydrochloride and water; (2) forming the potassium salt of the desired compound by adding potassium hydroxide to the reaction mixture; and (3) adding hydrogen chloride to replace the potassium ion of the salt with hydrogen. The compound is useful as an explosive.

Descriptors :   BICARBONATES, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, HIGH DENSITY, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, HYDROGEN, HYDROGEN CHLORIDE, HYDROXIDES, IONS, MIXTURES, POTASSIUM, POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS, SALTS, SENSITIVITY, WATER

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE