Accession Number : ADD015190

Title :   High Melting Aromatic Nitrate Esters.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 17 May 91, patented 14 Jan 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sitzmann, Michael E

Report Date : 14 Jan 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Accordingly, an object of this invention is to provide novel, high-melting nitrate esters. Another object of this invention is to provide nitrate esters that have short term stability in the vicinity of 150 C. A further object of this invention is to provide high-melting nitrate esters with a wide range of melting points and sensitivities for use as initiation train explosives and/or as booster explosives. These and other objects of this invention are accomplished by providing a nitrate ester which is 2,4,6-trinitro-1-(2-hydroxyethylamino)-3-(2-hydroxyethyliitramino)benzenedinitrate: 2,4,6-trainitro-1,3,5-tris(2-hydroxyethylamino)benzenetrinitrate; 2,2',4,4',6,6'-hexanitro-3-(2-hydroxyethylnitramino)stilbeneitrate; 2,5-bis(3-(hydroxyethylaminonitrate)-2,4,6-trinitrophenyl-)1,3,4-oxadiazole; or 2,5-bis(3-(hydroxyethylaminonitrate)-5-(hydroxyethylnitraminonitrate)-2,4,6-t rinitrophenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole.

Descriptors :   BOOSTERS(EXPLOSIVES), ESTERS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, MELTING, NITRATES, RANGE(EXTREMES)

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE