Energetic Azido Compounds
Final rept. 1 May 1980-30 Nov 1981
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CANOGA PARK CA ROCKETDYNE DIV
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A program on the synthesis and characterization of energetic azido prepolymers, based on BAMO, for potential use in advanced solid propellants, gun propellants, and explosives was successfully carried out. Homopolymerization of BAMO gave polymers with molecular weights ranging from 1800 to 3000 and functionalities of two or greater. However, all of the polymers were solids, with a melting point of 75 to 78 C the melting points were not affected by changing the molecular weight. A melting point, however, as low as -5 C was achieved for a 5050 mol BAMOTHF copolymer. Emphasis on the program was therefore concentrated on optimizing the preparation of this copolymer so that it would be suitable for scaleup.
- Polymer Chemistry
- Ammunition and Explosives