Accession Number:

ADA550628

Title:

Effects of Acid Digestion on the Peak Decomposition and Impact Sensitivity of Nitrocellulose

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 2010-Feb 2011

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Cellulose obtained from commercially available cotton balls was acid digested with hydrochloric acid at various times and then nitrated with a nitrating acid mixture to produce acid-digested nitrocellulose. Samples of this material were analyzed to determine the effect, if any, of acid digestion on peak decomposition and sensitivity to impact when compared to an undigested sample of nitrocellulose produced from the same cellulose source.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE