Accession Number:

ADA551789

Title:

Pilot-Scale Electrochemical Synthesis of Potassium 2,2-Dinitroethanate

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2005-2011

Corporate Author:

ATK LAUNCH SYSTEMS BRIGHAM CITY UT

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this research is to develop environmentally sound electrochemical methods for the production of DoD materials. More particularly, this particular program will focus on the development and scale-up of electrochemical methods for the synthesis of potassium 2,2-dinitroethanate KDNE from nitroethane NE. KDNE is a key ingredient in the production of 2,2-dinitropropanol DNPOH, which is in turn an intermediate in the synthesis of several important DoD energetic materials. The production of DoD-related polynitroalkanes via electrochemical routes promises to drastically reduce the waste streams associated with the classical chemical production processes, thereby enabling the production of such energetic ingredients in a more efficient and environmentally-responsible fashion. This is consistent with the SERDP goal of reducing the environmental impact of DoD manufacturing requirements. The research described herein builds upon preliminary bench-scale results obtained at Idaho National Labs INL under the previous SERDP-funded Phase I program.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE