Accession Number : ADA098228


Title :   Synthesis and Characterization of High Energy Polymers.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 80-31 Mar 81,


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST


Personal Author(s) : Chien,J C W ; Lillya,C P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a098228.pdf


Report Date : 31 Mar 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : Synthetic methods for introduction of the pendant high-energy groups nitro and azido into olefinic polymers have been devised. Nitromercuration, basepromoted demercuration and reductive removal of residual mercury yields olefinicc polymers with a nitro content of up to 15-20% of theoretical. Azidoiodination followed by dehydroiodination produces azidized olefinic polymers with an azide content of up to 60% of theoretical. Substrates have been poly(cis-1,4-butadiene), CTBN, and HTPB.


Descriptors :   *SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY) , *POLYBUTADIENE , *OLEFIN POLYMERS , PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS , ELASTOMERS , ACRYLONITRILE POLYMERS , HIGH ENERGY , MERCURY , CATALYSTS , DEHYDROGENATION , BINDERS , STOICHIOMETRY , NITRO RADICALS , NITRATION , IODINATION , AZIDES , IODIDES , CHEMICAL DERIVATIVES , HEXENES , ISOPRENE


Subject Categories : Plastics
      Elastomers and Rubber


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE