Accession Number:

ADD012836

Title:

Bis(2-Fluoro-2,2-Dinitroethoxy) 2,2,3,3,4,4,4-Heptafluorobutoxy-Methan and a Method of Preparation.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

This invention relates to plastic-bonded explosives and more particularly to energetic plasticizers for plastic-bonded explosives. Examples of energetic plasticizers which are currently used in plastic-bonded explosives PBXs are bis 2-fluoro-2, 2-dinitroethyl formal FEFO, butanetriol trinitrate BTTN, and trimethylolethane trinitrate TMETN. These compounds have various disadvantages which include limited thermal stability BTTN, TMETN, high volatility FEFO, toxicity FEFO, and high melting point FEFO. In addition, these energetic plasticizers are not miscible with fluoropolymers and can therefore not be used with these desirable new binder materials for PBXs. It would be desirable to provide a new high energy, thermally stable plasticizer which is also miscible with polyfluoro- and polynitropolymers but with a lower melting point.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE