Accession Number:

ADD008340

Title:

Process for Preparing Cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1978-04-25

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

HMX is obtained in substantially increased amount by means of novel modification of the conventional process for producing HMX by reaction of hexamine with a nitrating agent consisting of HNO3-NH4NO3 solution in acetic acid-acetic anhydride medium, wherein the nitrating agent, hexamine solution and acetic anhydride are concurrently added to a mixture of acetic acid and acetic anhydride called a heel. The modification involves incorporating a small amount of hexamine in the heel prior to the addition of a major portion of the nitrating agent. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE