Desensitization of Explosive Materials
Summary rept. 15 May 1977-14 May 1978
SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA
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The Armed Services have continuing problems with explosive materials with regard to their optimum formulation, end-use fabrication, toxicity, irregular burning, and premature detonation. Of these problems, accidental initiation of explosives has been one of the most formidable for research and technology developments to overcome. Because many approaches to the solution of hazard problems have become standardized, few new advances have been made to desensitize explosive ingredients. However, in earlier work for Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, desensitization of bisFluorodinitroethyl formal FEFO was achieved by substituting the hydrogen of the aldehydic carbon, -OCH2O-, with fluorine to produce bisfluorodinitroethyl difluoroformal DFF.
- Organic Chemistry
- Ammunition and Explosives