Accession Number:

ADA179494

Title:

Analysis of nitroguanidine in Aqueous Solutions by HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) with electrochemical Detection and Voltammetry

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1983-Sep 1985

Corporate Author:

OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This study was directed towards that analysis of nitroguanidine in aqueous solutions. Nitroguanidine, which is the strongest organic base known, is used in the manufacture of some explosives. A method based on reverse phase HPLC with reductive electrochemical detection was developed for the determination of low levels of nitroguanidine. The nitroguanidine can be concentrated in the aqueous solutions by rotary evaporation at 50 C. If the samples are not too complex, the nitroguanidine can be measured directly by voltammetry. From voltammetry, it was established that nitroguanidine is reduced via an irreversible diffusion controlled four electron process.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE