Accession Number:

ADA101631

Title:

Microbiological and Chemical Transformations of Nitroguanidine

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Nitroguanidine was cometabolized under reducing conditions to nitrosoguanidine after acclimation. No further microbial reduction occurred no aminoguanidine, hydrazine, or urea were detected in culture extracts. Nitrosoguanidine decomposed nonbiologically and formed cyanamide, cyanoguanidine, melamine and guanidine. All products were identified by TLC and GCMS. A pathway for the degradation of nitroguanidine is proposed. No ammeline, ammelide or cyanuric acid were detected. Nitroguanidine and nitrosoguanidine were sensitive to UV light.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE