Accession Number:

ADD012715

Title:

1,3,5,7-Tetranitroxyadamantane.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-10-09

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The present invention provides a novel compound 1,3,5,7-tetranitroxyadamantane and a method for producing same. The novel compound contains four more oxygen atoms than 1,3,5,7-tetranitroadamantane, and can be used as a propellant alone or in mixture with other compounds in gas-producing pyrotechnic compositions. The novel compound can be obtained by reacting 1,3,5,7-tetrahydroxy- or 1,3,5,7-tetraacetoxyadamantane with a nitrating agent such as conc. nitric acid alone or in mixture with conc. sulfuric acid, advantageously in the presence of an inert, water-immiscible organic solvent. Keywords Adamantanes.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE