Accession Number:

ADA080195

Title:

Photolysis of RDX in Aqueous Solution, With and Without Ozone

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

1979-02-09

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This report describes an investigation of the products of the photolysis of RDX, in the presence and absence of ozone. RDX in tap water reacts with UV radiation to produce nitrite ion, ammonia, and organic nitro compounds. When this complex mixture was treated with ozone, there was found carbon dioxide, cyanic acid, nitrate ion, and ammonia. If the RDX solution is simultaneously exposed to UV radiation and ozone, there is found carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrate ion, and ammonia. In addition, two organic nitro compounds were found, which were different from those found in the absence of ozone.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE