Preparation of Energetic Compounds.
Final rept. 1 May 84-30 Jun 86,
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CANOGA PARK CA ROCKETDYNE DIV
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There is a continual quest to upgrade the performance of state-of-the-art propellants and explosives. The three principal ingredinets of these systems are the oxidizer, plasticizer, and polymeric binder. Consequently, a major effort has been carried out in the past years to synthesize and characterize high-energy, high-density compounds that could be utilized for these applications. Recent research work by Dr. H. G. Adolph at the Naval Surface Weapons Center NSWC has revealed three attractive new propellant andor explosive ingredients. These compounds are 1,3,3,5,7,7-hexanitrooctahydro-1,5-diazocine, a high-energy solid oxidizer candidate 4,5-bisfluorodinitromethyl-1,3-dioxalane DHFEFO, a high density liquid plasticizer candiate and certain fluorinate polyformals, which are high density prepolymer candidates. The objective of this program was to synthesize and characterize sufficient quantities of these materials so that they could be a more fully evaluated by the technical staffs at NSWC and the Naval Weapons Center NWC.
- Ammunition and Explosives