Accession Number:

AD0362382

Title:

Heat Resistant Explosives XIX. An Improved Synthesis of 2,2',2'',4,4', 4'',6,6',6'' nonanitroterphenyl, Nona

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date:

1965-05-03

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Improved procedures for the preparation of 2,2,2,4,4,4,6,6, 6-nonanitroterphenyl, NONA, from picryl chloride and 1,3-dichloro2,4,6- trinitrobenzene or 1,3-dibromo-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene have been developed. The NONA is formed in yields of approximately 25 along with quantities of 2,2,4, 4,6,6-hexanitrobiphenyl, HNB, and small amounts of other products. By the use of thin-layer chromatography and a novel fractional crystallization from acetone, the separation of products has been greatly simplified. An improved procedure for the recrystallization of the crude product from acetone produces relatively large prisms whose bulk density is approximately 0.70. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE