Accession Number:

ADD013181

Title:

Methods of Preparing Pentanitrotoluene.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 10 Jan 83, patented 29 May 84,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1984-05-29

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE