Accession Number : ADP000478

Title :   Preparation and Purification of Kilogram Quantities of Sex and Tax: HMX and RDX Intermediates,

Corporate Author : SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Bedford,Clifford D. ; Geigel,Maria A. ; Rosenblatt,D. H.

Report Date : AUG 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A continuous process for the safe and effective preparation and purification 0f 1-acetyl-3,5-hexahydrotriazine (TAX) in kilogram quantities was developed. The major advantage of the process over other methodology is the control of a vigorous (and often explosive) reaction exotherm and the reduction of reaction volumes during the critical initial stages of the reaction. Preparative high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) yielded analytically pure TAX for environmental testing.

Descriptors :   *Explosives, *Safety, *Symposia, *Industrial production, RDX, HMX, Purification, Waste water

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE