High Energy Elastomeric Polymers.
Annual rept. 1 May 77-30 Apr 78,
UNION CARBIDE CORP TARRYTOWN N Y CHEMICALS AND PLASTICS DIV
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The overall goal of the work described is to increase the energy content of potential binder polymers useful in the compounding of solid propellant or explosive compositions. The underlying technical principle is that the high energy HE modification of pre-formed, linear backbone structures is believed to offer more potential for achieving elastomeric polymers than the direct polymerization of HE monomers. Substantial progress has been made this year in the preparation of aminoalkylsilicone receptor polymers and their one-step reactions with fluorodinitroethanol FDNE to afford HE derivatives, whose further conversion to elastomeric products is now under active study. The polysiloxane skeletal framework was selected first for energization because of its often superior flexibility and stability within a wide temperature range.
- Polymer Chemistry
- Ammunition and Explosives