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Energized nitro-substituted azoles through ether bridges

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A series of ether-bridged energetic compounds was synthesized and fully characterized. All of the compounds melt before thermally decomposing and may have potential as melt-cast explosives based on their properties. Their detonation properties were computed using the EXPLO5 (v6.01) software on the basis of the calculated heats of formation and experimental densities (25 °C). The ether-bridged 5-nitrotetrazole and 5-trinitromethyltetrazole compounds exhibit energetic performance superior to RDX. Impact and friction sensitivities were determined using standard BAM technology. The structures of compounds 1, 4, 5, 7 and 9 were confirmed by single crystal X-ray analyses.

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The article was received on 29 May 2015, accepted on 17 Jun 2015 and first published on 17 Jun 2015

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA03884G
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015,3, 15576-15582

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    Energized nitro-substituted azoles through ether bridges

    Y. Tang, C. He, H. Gao and J. M. Shreeve, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 15576
    DOI: 10.1039/C5TA03884G

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