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Issue 19, 2011
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4-Amino-3,5-dinitropyrazolate salts—highly insensitive energetic materials

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Energetic salts based on the 4-amino-3,5-dinitropyrazolate anion and selected nitrogen-rich cations were prepared in high yield by neutralization or metathesis reactions. Their key properties of the resulting energetic salts, such as melting point, thermal stability (169–303 °C), density (1.54–1.84 g cm−3), impact sensitivity (>60 J), heat of formation, and detonation pressure (20.99–32.55 GPa) and velocity (7712–8751 m s−1), were measured or calculated. As highly insensitive energetic materials, salts 9 (32.55 GPa, 8743 m s−1) and 11 (28.85 GPa, 8751 m s−1) are comparable with 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB, 31.15 GPa and 8114 m s−1).

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The article was received on 22 Jan 2011, accepted on 06 Mar 2011 and first published on 31 Mar 2011

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM10340G
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 6891-6897
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    4-Amino-3,5-dinitropyrazolate salts—highly insensitive energetic materials

    Y. Zhang, Y. Huang, D. A. Parrish and J. M. Shreeve, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 6891
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM10340G

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