Accession Number : AD0437992


Title :   FURTHER OBSERVATIONS ON A NOVEL OXIDATION REACTION OF POLYNITROTOLUENES,


Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD


Personal Author(s) : Adolph, Horst G ; Kamlet, Mortimer J


Report Date : May 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : The dichromate/nitric acid/sulfuric acid oxida tion of 3,5-dimethyl-1-t-butyl-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene furnished a mixture of the corresponding mono- and dicarboxylic acids. 2,4-Dinitrotoluene, on treatment with the same reagents, gave dinitrobenzoic acid and picric acid. The mechanism of the conversion of polynitrotoluenes to polynitrophenols is discussed. (Author)


Descriptors :   OXIDATION , CHROMATES , NITRATES , SODIUM COMPOUNDS , DIBASIC ORGANIC ACIDS , CARBOXYLIC ACIDS , PHENOLS , XYLENES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE