Accession Number:

ADD005376

Title:

3-Fluoro-3-Nitrooxetane.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-14

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This invention relates to the preparation of 3-fluoro-3-nitrooxetane and the use of this compound as a precursor for nitro containing polyethers. Nitro containing polyethers have a potential utility as explosives and propellant binders and a potential route to such materials is polymerization of oxetanes. The present invention comprises reacting 2-fluoro-2-nitropropanediol with trifluoromethane sulfonic triflic anhydride to give the monotriflate. The latter reacts with a base to give the desired oxetane.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE