The Thermal Decomposition of RDX at Temperatures Below the Melting Point. IV. Catalysis of the Decomposition by Formaldehyde.
DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)
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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
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