5,5′-Bis-(trinitromethyl)-3,3′-bi-(1,2,4-oxadiazole): a stable ternary CNO-compound with high density
5,5′-Bis-(trinitromethyl)-3,3′-bi-(1,2,4-oxadiazole) is a new ternary CNO-compound. It has been synthesized by nitration of diammonium 5,5′-bis-(dinitromethanide)-3,3′-bi-(1,2,4-oxadiazole) with nitronium tetrafluoroborate. Single crystal X-ray diffraction studies show a remarkable high density. Thermal stability and sensitivities of the new compound were determined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and standardized drop hammer and friction tests.