Accession Number:

ADA248465

Title:

Synthesis of Novel High Energy Density Materials Using Nitrocarbenes

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 1990-31 Dec 1991

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-02-21

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The objectives of this work which were fulfilled were to 1 use high level ab initio molecular orbital theory to predict the structures and energies of potential energetic molecules and to guide the synthesis of the more promising candidate molecules, 2 synthesize a number of potential molecules and provide samples to the Astronautics Laboratory for testing, and 3 modify existing polybutadiene binders and provide samples to the Astronautics Laboratory for testing. Several novel cyclopropenes were synthesized and are considered to be good candidates for novel high energy fuels.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE