Accession Number : ADD015072

Title :   Nitrate Esters of Cyclodextrins Background of the Invention.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 8 Jul 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Consaga, John

Report Date : 08 Jul 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The present invention relates to energetic organic compounds and more particularly to organic nitrate esters. Nitrocellulose is widely used as an ingredient in gun propellants, explosives, strategic propellants, and other munitions. It would be desirable to provide a relatively inexpensive substitute for nitrocellulose that would be more energetic, would be more thermally stable, and would be less sensitive to shock. Accordingly on object of this invention is to find a new energetic material for explosives and propellants. Another object of this invention is to provide a substitute for nitrocellulose that has more energy. A further object is to provide a substitute for nitrocellulose that has grater thermal stability. Patent applications.

Descriptors :   BACKGROUND, DEXTRINS, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, ESTERS, EXPLOSIVES, GUN PROPELLANTS, MATERIALS, NITRATES, NITROCELLULOSE, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, PATENT APPLICATIONS, PROPELLANTS, SENSITIVITY, SHOCK, STRATEGIC MATERIALS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE