Accession Number:

ADA055203

Title:

F-Picryldinitromethane. Synthesis and Properties

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-21

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A completely fluorinated analog of picryldinitromethane has been made as part of a research effort aimed at the synthesis of high-density, zero hydrogen explosives. 1,3,5-Trifluorotrinitrobenzene, used as starting material in the synthesis and of interest in itself as a dense energetic material, was prepared by a new and improved method. In the course of the synthesis, a technique was developed for control of the ambident behavior of polynitroalkyl anions which may have general application in reactions of these nucleophiles.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE