Accession Number:

ADA171389

Title:

Improved Synthesis of 7-Amino-4,6-Dinitrobenzofuroxan (ADNBF).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct-Dec 85,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

An improved synthesis of insensitive, high-density, high-explosive, 7-amino-4,6-dinitrobenzofuroxan ADNBF is reported. Treatment of 2,3,4,6-tetranitroaniline with sodium azide in acetic acid leads to an isolated 96 yield of high-purity ADNBF. 2,3,4,6-Tetranitroaniline is readily prepared from inexpensive m-nitroaniline by direct nitration.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE