Accession Number:

AD0501704

Title:

New High-Energy Oxygen Oxidizers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 1968-3 Feb 1969

Corporate Author:

ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Attempts at the synthesis of TENDE, 1,2-dicyanotetranitroethane, a potentially new high-energy oxidizer, are described. The dipotassium salt of 2, 3-dinitrosuccinonitrile, an intermediate to TENDE, has been synthesized by the base catalyzed reaction of succinonitrile with alkyl nitrates. From the dipotassium salt, the disilver and disodium salts of dinitrosuccinonitrile were obtained. The nitration and halogenation of dicyanoglyoxime led to the formation of dicyanofuroxan. The reaction of dicyanoglyoxime with peroxytrifluoroacetic acid yielded the new compound, 3-carbamyl-4-cyanofurazan- 2-oxide. No addition of NO2 to fumaronitrile, dichlorofumaro and dichloromaleo nitriles was observed. Oxidative dimerization reactions were unsuccessful on dinitroacetonitrile, nitroacetonitrile and ethyl cyanoacetate. Cyanation reactions attempted on dipotassium tetranitroethane, dichlorotetranitroethane, hexanitroethane, and fluorotrinitromethane were unsuccessful. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE