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