The Determination of Hexahydro-1, 3, 5,-Trinitro-S-Triazine (RDX) and Octahydro-1, 3, 5, 7-Tetranitro-S-Tetrazocine (HMX) by High Performance Liquid Chromatography
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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A method is described, using high performance liquid chromatography, to determine quantitatively hexahydro-1, 3, 5-trinitro-s-triazine RDX and octahydro-1, 3, 5, 7-tetranitro-s-tetrazocine HMX in a mixture and as propellant ingredients. Separations are achieved on a Micro Pak-CN column, 250- mm long x 2.1-mm internal diameter, using a mobile phase of 30-percent methylene chloride20-percent acetonitrile50-percent hexane. Under these conditions, the two compounds are separated in approximately ten minutes.
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