Accession Number:

ADA133976

Title:

EPR Spectroscopy of Thermally Initiated Free Radicals in RDX.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1983-10-27

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The explosive RDX exhibits EPR signals when heated to temperatures ranging from 120 C to 200 C. Neat RDX samples give intense EPR signals at 197 C. RDX dissolved into sulfolane gives intense EPR signals at 170 C and weaker signals detected as low as 120 C. A 0.1M solution of RDX in sulfolane gives an EPR spectrum at 170 C which is attributed to a nitroxide radical H2CNN022CH22N-0. A 1M solution of RDX in sulfolane at 170 C and a neat sample of RDX at 197C give an identical spectrum of a second radical.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE