Accession Number:

AD0329649

Title:

Compounds Containing the Terminal Fluorodinitromethyl Group, IV. 4-Fluoro-4,4-dinitrobutyric Acid.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date:

1962-04-15

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The 4-fluoro-4,4-dinitrobutyric acid compound was prepared by the sequence tetranitromethane TNM to nitroform to methyl 4,4,4-trinitrobutyrate IV to potassium methyl 4,4-dinitrobutyrate III to methyl 4-fluoro-4,4-dinitrobutyrate I to 4-fluoro-4,4-dinitrobutyric acid II. Process development in the KI reduction of IV to III is described. The aqueous fluorination technique is used to convert III to I. Over-all yields of II from TNM are 35-40. It is believed that this represents a practicable and economical method for the manufacture of II. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Plastics
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE