Accession Number:

AD0730533

Title:

Chemistry of Aliphatic Unconjugated Nitramines. Part 6. Solid State Photolysis of RDX,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)

Report Date:

1970-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The secondary photochemical and dark reactions of polycrystalline RDX are described. The contribution of the latter is directly proportional to the amount of CO2 product observed, while the former processes generated N2O, HCN, NO, N2, plus solid products. The ratio of N2N2O NO was 12, consistent with the selective nitramine group decomposition pathways previously postulated for the equatorial and axial nitramine groups of RDX. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE