Accession Number:

ADA050090

Title:

Complex Formation in RDX, HMX, TNT, and Some Related Compounds: A Bibliography

Descriptive Note:

Special publication

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The complexing behavior of energetic materials has begun to emerge as a subject of importance to those involved in the formulation of explosive and propellant compositions. Casting, rheological, and detonation or burning properties of compositions can be affected by the incorporation, deliberately or accidentally, of complexes involving energetic compounds. All too often the nature of the forces which bind the components of the complex is not understood, and cannot be exploited. This bibliography gathers together the known literature references to complexes involving RDX, HMX, and TNT, as well as some related nitramines and nitroaromatics. Because the suspicion exists that crystals of RDX and HMX are at least partially bound together by charge-transfer complexing forces, references to the known crystal structures of the RDX, HMX, and TNT polymorphs are included. In recent years the crystal structures of some of the intermediates in RDX and HMX synthesis have been determined, and references to these structures are also included.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE