Compatibility Testing of Hexanitroethane with Boron
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The boron-hexanitroethane HNE system was examined at room temperature to determine what outgassing problems might exist with this new explosive mixture. It was found that there is a small oxygen consumption with a subsequent evolution of nitrogen. The nitrogen is formed on a one to one basis with the oxygen consumed. Reaction ceases long before the reactants are consumed. There is no evidence of an autocatalytic reaction at room temperature between boron and hexanitroethane, even in the presence of oxygen.
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