Accession Number:

AD0730534

Title:

Chemistry of Aliphatic Unconjugated Nitramines. Part 7. Interrelations between the Thermal, Photochemical and Mass Spectral Fragmentation of RDX,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)

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Report Date:

1970-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The mass spectral fragmentation of RDX and HMX has been described in terms of their metastable transitions, mass measurements and ionization efficiency curves. The ring migration of an NO2 group is noted. The known interrelation between the thermal, photochemical and mass spectral fragmentation of RDX is rationalized in terms of the common bond strength inequality CNNNNO, which holds for its ground and lowest excited states, as well as the ground and first excited doublet state of its cation. The same rationale applies to s-N,N-dimethyl nitramine and alpha- and beta-HMX. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE