Accession Number : ADD016164

Title :   2-Azido-2,2-Difluoroethanol.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 10 May 93, patented 4 Jan 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Koppes, William M ; Chaykovsky, Michael

Report Date : 04 Jan 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : 2-Azido-2,2-difluoroethanol is useful in the preparation of energetic plasticizers for explosives and propellants. Ethyl 2-bromo-2,2-difluoroacetate reacts with sodium azide to produce ethyl 2-azido-2,2-difluoroacetate which then reacts with sodium borohydride in water to produce the 2-azido-2,2-difluoroethanol.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, *PROPELLANTS, *ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, *ALCOHOLS, EXPLOSIVES, PLASTICIZERS, PREPARATION, SODIUM AZIDES, SODIUM BOROHYDRIDES, WATER, ETHYL RADICALS, BROMINE, ACETATES, FLUORINE, NITRO RADICALS

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE