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Heterometallic Werner complexes as energetic materials

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New heterometallic Werner complexes have been synthesized by combining the cobalt cationic [Co(NH3)6]3+ species with a nitrato metal fragment [M(NO3)4]x (M = Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn) or with metal oxides X2MO4 (M = Mo, W and X = Na, NH4). Depending on the metals, an organic and/or a water synthetic route was developed. X-Ray data on Mn and Cu precursors have shown the versatility of nitrate ligand coordination. TDA-TGA studies have been performed to demonstrate the energetic material character. The [Co(NH3)6]x[M(NO3)4]3 complexes display a good oxygen balance and, as shown by standard sensitivity tests, are suitable for automotive applications.

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19 Dec 2007
19 Feb 2008
First published
25 Mar 2008

Dalton Trans., 2008, 2725-2731
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Heterometallic Werner complexes as energetic materials

C. Pradère, S. Suhard, L. Vendier, G. Jacob, B. Chaudret and S. Sabo-Etienne, Dalton Trans., 2008, 2725
DOI: 10.1039/B719515J

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