Accession Number : ADD015544
Title : Method of Preparing Castable, Insensitive Energetic Compositions.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 15 Jan 91, patented 9 Jun 92,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Chan, May L ; Turner, Allan D
Report Date : 09 Jun 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : Energetic materials exhibiting low sensitivity comprise a solid solution of nitroaliphatic oxidizer, preferably trinitroethyl derivatives, in a 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 : *ELASTOMERS, *PATENTS, *INSENSITIVE EXPLOSIVES, BINDERS, BLOCK COPOLYMERS, DISSOLVING, OXIDIZERS, POLYACRYLATES, POLYSTYRENE, SENSITIVITY, SOLID SOLUTIONS, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, CASTING
Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
Elastomers and Rubber
Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE