LEAD SALTS OF TRINITRO PHENOLS. I: PREPARATION AND PROPERTIES OF METHOXY PICRIC ACID AND LEAD METHOXY PICRATE.
FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J
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An investigation is made into the synthesis, properties, and chemistry of two new compounds of interest to explosives chemistry, methoxy picric acid and lead methoxy picrate. Methoxy picric acid was synthesized by a new technique, nitration of disulfonic monomethyl resorcinol, after older methods had been tried and abandoned because of their inability to yield the desired product. The synthesis of lead methoxy picrate was successfully accomplished in a nonaqueous medium to yield a compound containing an OPbOH functional group. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry were used to characterize the two compounds and to elucidate their chemistry. A series of explosion test values are given for lead methoxy picrate and compared to the corresponding values for n-lead styphnate. Author
- Organic Chemistry
- Ammunition and Explosives