Accession Number:

AD0711013

Title:

THE PHOTOCHEMICAL DECOMPOSITION OF 1,3,5,7-TETRANITRO-1, 3,5,7-TETRAZACYCLOOCTANE (HMX).

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

This investigation was concerned with the photochemical decomposition of 1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazacyclooctane HMX. Products from ultraviolet irradiation of both solid-state HMX and HMX-acetone solutions were obtained and identified. On the basis of observed product variability with irradiation environment a new mechanism for the photochemical decomposition of HMX was postulated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE