2,2,2-Trifluoroethoxy Bis(2-Fluoro-2,2-Dinitroethoxy)Methane and a Method of Preparation.
Patent Application, Filed 23 Jun 86,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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 bis2-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. Accordingly, an object of this invention is to provide a novel organic compound. Another object of this invention is to provide a new energetic plasticizer for plastic-bonded explosives. A further object of this invention is to provide an energetic plasticizer having good thermal stability. Still another object of this invention is to provide an energetic plasticizer having a low volatility.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Organic Chemistry