Hydrolytic Stability Study of Tetranitroglycoluri (TNGU) Produced via the US Army Research Laboratory's Synthetic Method
Final rept. 12 Oct 2012
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD WEAPONS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE
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Tetranitroglycoluril TNGU was prepared according to the US Army Research Laboratory s ARL s method by the nitration of imidazo-4,5-d-imidazole nitrate using trifluoroacetic anhydride and 100 nitric acid. This resulting material was then subjected to hydrolytic stability studies in which it was placed into a temperature and humidity chamber set to 23 C and 85 relative humidity and the change in concentration of TNGU was measured over time through the use of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
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