Accession Number:

ADA036086

Title:

Synthesis of Mercuric 5-Nitrotetrazole

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

1976-12-09

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Initial tests indicate Mercury 5-Nitrotetrazole is a promising replacement for lead azide in detonators. During the course of preparation of this material for testing, several improvements in the original synthesis were made. A reliable good yield procedure for mercury 5-nitrotetrazole is now available.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE