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Design and synthesis of N-methylene-C linked tetrazole and nitramino-1,2,4-triazole: an approach to promising energetic materials

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Abstract

Asymmetric disubstituted N-methylene-C-bridged nitrogen-rich heterocycles (tetrazole and nitramino-1,2,4-triazole) were synthesized in three steps and their nitrogen-rich energetic salts were prepared. The structures of these compounds have been established by spectral and analytical data, and, in some cases, by single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. Detonation performance was determined using the EXPLO5 6.01 code based on calculated heats of formation and measured densities. The N-methylene-C-bridged compounds exhibit moderate thermal stability combined with high detonation performance and acceptable sensitivity and therefore are of interest for possible application as energetic materials.

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Submitted
17 Jun 2016
Accepted
19 Aug 2016
First published
19 Aug 2016

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016,4, 13923-13929
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Design and synthesis of N-methylene-C linked tetrazole and nitramino-1,2,4-triazole: an approach to promising energetic materials

Y. Tang, C. He, G. H. Imler, D. A. Parrish and J. M. Shreeve, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 13923
DOI: 10.1039/C6TA05057C

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