DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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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.
- Organic Chemistry
- Ammunition and Explosives