Energetic Nitrogen-Rich Derivatives of 1,5-Diaminotetrazole


  • The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of DTRA (HDTRA1-07-1-0024), NSF (CHE-0315275), and ONR (N00014-06-1-1032). The Bruker (Siemens) SMART APEX diffraction facility was established at the University of Idaho with the assistance of the NSF-EPSCoR program and the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Vancouver, WA (USA). The authors thank Dr. A. Blumenfeld for 15N NMR spectroscopy measurements.


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High-energy-density materials can be obtained by reaction of monosubstituted hydrazines with cyanogen azide to generate 1,5-diaminotetrazole derivatives. Azidohydrazones are postulated as intermediates in this reaction (see scheme).