Accession Number:

ADA043090

Title:

High Energy Nitrogen Compounds

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 1972-31 Mar 1975

Corporate Author:

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OHDEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The fundamental mechanistic aspects of the nitration of toluene to 2- 4-6-trinitrotoluene TNT and benzene to 1-3-5-trinitrobenzene TNB were studied. Studies included rate studies based on product analysis and studies of reactive intermediates, including Fourier transfer 13C nuclear magnetic resonance and X-ray photo electron spectroscopic ESCA studies. An effective preparation method for the direct trinitration of benzene was achieved to prepare TNB in good yield and high purity. New selective nitration methods were found for preparation of nitroaromatic compounds. The nitration of aliphatic compounds was also studied.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE