Study of the Reaction of Cellulose Nitrate with Isocyanates
PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ DOVER United States
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Cellulose nitrate phenyl carbamate was synthesized and characterized. When studying the synthesis, it was discovered that it is not necessary to conduct this reaction under strictly anhydrous conditions. The reaction is aided by the excess of phenyl isocyanate, elevated temperatures, suitable solvents and a low degree of substitution of nitrocellulose. Denitration occurs as the reaction progresses however, the formation of the carbamate substituent is not directly related to the loss of the nitrate groups.