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A novel cocrystal composed of CL-20 and an energetic ionic salt

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Abstract

A novel nitroamine/energetic ionic salt cocrystal explosive containing CL-20 and 1-AMTN in a 1 : 1 molar ratio is presented. The structure of this cocrystal is determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction (SC-XRD). The predicted detonation performance is slightly higher than that of RDX, a state-of-the-art explosive. In small-scale impact drop tests, the cocrystal exhibits a surprisingly low sensitivity relative to CL-20. These features make this cocrystal a very promising explosive to replace RDX.

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The article was received on 10 Aug 2018, accepted on 31 Oct 2018 and first published on 01 Nov 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06540C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article
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    A novel cocrystal composed of CL-20 and an energetic ionic salt

    X. Zhang, S. Chen, Y. Wu, S. Jin, X. Wang, Y. Wang, F. Shang, K. Chen, J. Du and Q. Shu, Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06540C

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