Synthesis and Characterization of High Energy Polymers.
Final rept. 1 Mar 80-31 Mar 81,
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST
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Synthetic methods for introduction of the pendant high-energy groups nitro and azido into olefinic polymers have been devised. Nitromercuration, basepromoted demercuration and reductive removal of residual mercury yields olefinicc polymers with a nitro content of up to 15-20 of theoretical. Azidoiodination followed by dehydroiodination produces azidized olefinic polymers with an azide content of up to 60 of theoretical. Substrates have been polycis-1,4-butadiene, CTBN, and HTPB.
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