Accession Number:

AD0787283

Title:

Decomposition of Nitrocellulose Using Aqueous Ammonia

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Oct 1973

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK LABS MA

Report Date:

1974-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Optimization of reaction conditions necessary for complete decomposition of nitrocellulose using the weak base, ammonium hydroxide, has been accomplished. An infrared spectroscopic procedure was adapted to quantitatively analyze for nitrocellulose down to the low p.p.m. level.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE