Methods of Preparing Pentanitrotoluene.
Patent, Filed 10 Jan 83, patented 29 May 84,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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Pentanitrotoluene is prepared by a method which comprises preparing an aminodinitrotoluene from a precursor of either TNT or 2,5-dinitro-3-methylbenzoic acid, nitrating the aminodinitrotoluene to produce a nitramine intermediate, converting the nitramine intermediate to an aminotetranitrotoluene and oxidizing the aminotetranitrotoluene with peroxydisulfuric acid to pentanitrotoluene. Pentanitrotoluene is an explosive.
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