Accession Number:

AD0773078

Title:

Solubilities of High Explosives: Removal of High Explosive Fillers from Munitions by Chemical Dissolution

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Sep 1973

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date:

1973-11-21

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

A systematic study of the solubilities of representative explosives in various single and binary solvents was made. Dimethylformamide DMF is judged to be a good overall solvent for explosives when factors such as the solubility values, physical properties, cost, availability, convenience and toxicity of the solvent are considered. DMF forms a solvate with HMX and is not useful as a solvent for HMX. A butyrolactone-dimethylsulfoxide mixture is recommended as a solvent for HMX. Sensitivities of slurries of explosives and solvents were determined. Studies were made to estimate the size of pump required to supply solvent for removal of explosives from munitions.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE