Semiannual technical progress rept. 1 Mar-31 Aug 70.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
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Sensitivity properties of dinitroalkanes were studied. They included the low-velocity detonation LVD wave characteristics of the liquid phase, the relation of shock sensitivity and failure diameter to the flow and the chemical reaction rate behind the shock front, and the kinetics and mechanisms of thermal decomposition of the compounds in the gas phase. The compounds chosen for this study were structurally simple but at the same time have physical properties that permit their use in each phase of the study. The model compounds of the current study are selected dinitropropane isomers. Like the difluoraminoalkane isomers used in previous studies, these compounds are being used so that the results from each experimental technique can be interrelated without having to account for effects caused by different functional groups, amount of carbon content, and chain branching. Author
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry