Accession Number:

ADA058678

Title:

Synthesis and Photolysis of Model Compounds for Mechanistic Studies of 1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5-Triazacyclohexane (RDX) Decomposition.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1977-1978,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This work has studied the photochemistry of nitramines. Initially, the synthesis of three nitramines which have similar properties to 1-3-5-trinitro-1-3-5-triazacyclohexane RDX was performed. The three compounds were N-nitropiperidine, N-N-dinitro-piperazine, and 1-3-dinitro-1-3-diazacyclohexane. They were characterized by their infrared and NMR spectra, and by comparison of their physical properties with literature values. The photochemistry of N-nitropiperidine and N-N-dinitropiperazine was conducted in a quartz cell using a Hanovia medium pressure, mercury-arc, immersion lamp 200w. The functionality of the decomposition products led to the proposal of a mechanism which describes the photochemical decomposition of cyclic nitramines. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE