Preparation of TNT-Thermoplastic Polymer Granules Readily Soluble in a TNT Melt.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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A process is provided for preparing a composition composed of TNT and a thermoplastic organic polymer containing as high as 30-35 of the polymer, in the form of a granular product, which is rapidly soluble in a TNT melt. The process involves preparing a solution of the TNT and the polymer in methyl ethyl ketone solvent and diluting the solution with water to precipitate the TNT-polymer composition as granules, which can be readily separated by filtration and are rapidly soluble in molten TNT.
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