Accession Number:

ADA220339

Title:

An Evaluation of Metal Salts of 3-Nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO) as Potential Primary Explosives

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Sodium, potassium and ammonium salts of NTO were prepared, and used as intermediates to prepare a range of heavy metal salts silver, lead, mercuric, barium, cadmium, strontium, cupric, nickel and stannous.Normal salts were prepared in all cases, and acid salts for sodium, potassium lead and mercuric. The ammonium salt was shown to be identical to that reported previously. Response to mechanical and thermal stimuli is typical of sensitive secondary explosives. It is concluded that these materials do not have any potential for use as primary initiating explosives. Keywords Fillers, Warheads, Fuzes ordnance, Boosters explosives, Australia.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE