Accession Number:

ADA285412

Title:

Synthesis and Characterization of Tetranitraminocyclobutanes

Descriptive Note:

Status rept. 1986-1990,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIV CHINA LAKE CA

Report Date:

1994-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

A series of new nitramines has been synthesized. All of the new compounds possess four nitramine moieties arranged about a cyclobutane ring in a cis-trans-cis configuration. One of the new materials, CL-21, is exceptionally stable thermally and hydrolytically, yet very sensitive to impact. Because of this unique combination of properties, this new explosive may find applications as a PETN replacement in a number of applications. Cyclobutane, Explosives, and Nitramines.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE