Accession Number:

ADB007869

Title:

Synthesis of SYEP Plasticizer

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1974-Aug 1975

Corporate Author:

FLUOROCHEM INC AZUSA CA

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

SYEP, a new plasticizer was synthesized by difluoramination of 1.3- bisfluorodinitroethoxyacetone. Phase I of this program involved demonstration of the feasibility of this synthesis and determination of physical properties of SYEP. Phase II dealt with study of reaction variables with emphasis of improving the yield of 1,3-bisfluorodinitroethoxyisopropanol, the key-intermediate, from fluorofinitroethanol and epichlorohydrin, and its oxidation to 1,3- bisfluorodinitroethoxyacetone. One hundred grams of SYEP was synthesized during Phase II. Phase III involved a scale-up operation which resulted in production of 5 lb of SYEP.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE