Accession Number : ADD018308

Title :   Energetic Nitro Prepolymer.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 May 85, patented 12 Nov 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lawrence, G W ; Gilligan, William H

Report Date : 12 Nov 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This invention relates to polymers and more particularly to energetic polymers which are useful as binders in propellants and explosives. At the present time non-energetic binders are used for propellants and explosives. Energetic plasticizers are frequently combined with these binders to increase the energy. Unfortunately the amounts of energetic plasticizers needed result in reductions in important properties such as tensile strength and elongation. It would be desirable therefore to reduce the amounts of energetic plasticizers needed in explosive and propellant binders and thus improve physical properties such as tensile strength and elongation. p2

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, *NITRO RADICALS, TENSILE STRENGTH, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, EXPLOSIVES, PROPELLANTS, BINDERS, ELONGATION, PATENTS, PLASTICIZERS

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE