VAPOR PRESSURES AND HEATS OF SUBLIMATION OF SOME HIGH MELTING ORGANIC EXPLOSIVES
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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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.
- Physical Chemistry
- Ammunition and Explosives