Accession Number:

AD0445120

Title:

THE PREPARATION OF 1,3-DIBROMO-2,4,6-TRINITROBENZENE,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date:

1964-06-17

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Using potassium nitrate in 30 oleum, 1,3-di bromo-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene was prepared in yields up to 76 from m-dibromobenzene in a new one-step procedure. The m-dibromobenzene was heated in the nitration mixture at 125-130 C for seven to ten hours. A chromatographic study indicated that 1.2.3-tribromo-4,6-dinitrobenzene was the only major by-product. A possible route by which the latter compound was formed is given. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE