Relationships between the Impact Sensitivity of High Energy Compounds and Some Molecular Properties Which Determine Their Performance; N, M, and rho
NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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Correlations have been carried out between several parameters related to the sensitivity and performance of several classes of nitro explosives. The parameters include experimental impact sensitivities and crystal densities, and the calculated quantities Q detonation energy, sq. root of NM a characteristic of the detonation gas, and NO2 nitro content. Significant positive trends have been observed for correlations of impact sensitivity I.S. with NO2, crystal or initial density and sq root of NM and of NO2 with crystal or initial desity and sq root of NM for series of polynitroaliphatic compounds and nitramines. The trends in I.S. with sq root of NM and crystal or initial density appear to be influenced by the dependence of all 3 parameters on the NO2. Delta rho, and increment of exceptional density, is independent of I.S. or may decrease it slightly. By contrast, in a series of polynitroaromatic compounds the only correlations exhibiting significant trends are between I.S. and NO2.
- Organic Chemistry
- Ammunition and Explosives