Accession Number:

AD0734623

Title:

The Thermal Decomposition of RDX at Temperatures Below the Melting Point. IV. Catalysis of the Decomposition by Formaldehyde.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The kinetics of the decomposition of RDX have been investigated in the presence of formaldehyde over the temperature range 170-197C with the RDX sample spread. This indicated a marked increase in the positive-catalytic effect of the formaldehyde with decreasing reaction temperature however, the kinetics were not altered by the added formaldehyde. The activation energy was about 44 kcalmol. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE