Organic Chemistry of Explosives

Organic Chemistry of Explosives

Author(s): Dr. Jai Prakash Agrawal, Dr. Robert Dale Hodgson

Published Online: 2 FEB 2007

Print ISBN: 9780470029671

Online ISBN: 9780470059364

DOI: 10.1002/9780470059364

About this Book

Organic Chemistry of Explosives is the first text to bring together the essential methods and routes used for the synthesis of organic explosives in a single volume.

Assuming no prior knowledge, the book discusses everything from the simplest mixed acid nitration of toluene, to the complex synthesis of highly energetic caged nitro compounds.

  • Reviews laboratory and industrial methods, which can be used to introduce aliphatic C-nitro, aromatic C-nitro, N-nitro, and nitrate ester functionality into organic compounds
  • Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each synthetic method or route, with scope, limitations, substrate compatibility and other important considerations
  • Features numerous examples in the form of text, reaction diagrams, and tables.

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