Accession Number:

ADA058467

Title:

Desensitization of Explosive Materials

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept. 15 May 1977-14 May 1978

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE