Accession Number:

AD0689112

Title:

VAPOR PRESSURES AND HEATS OF SUBLIMATION OF SOME HIGH MELTING ORGANIC EXPLOSIVES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-16

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The Langmuir method was used to determine the vapor pressures and heats of sublimation of several high melting organic explosives. The temperatures at which each compound would have a vapor pressure of 10 to the minus seven torr are 1 cyclotrimethylene trinitramine RDX, 48.0C 2 cyclotetramethylene tetranitramine, beta polymorph, 121.9C 3 2,4,6- trinitroaniline TNA, 44.0C 4 1,3-diamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, form I polymorph, DATB-I, 79.8C 5 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene TATB, 131.4C 6 2,2,4,4,6,6-hexanitrostilbene HNS, 170.6C. Within a series those compounds which form the strongest intermolecular hydrogen-bonds have the highest heats of sublimation.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE