High-Density Energetic Mono- or Bis(Oxy)-5-Nitroiminotetrazoles


  • The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of DTRA (HDTRA1-07-1-0024) and ONR (N00014-10-1-0097).


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Making an impact: Oxy-5-aminotetrazoles, which were obtained from the reaction of cyanogen azide and alkyl oxyamine in 100 % nitric acid (see scheme), give a series of highly energetic oxy-5-nitroiminotetrazolates in good yield. These compounds exhibit good physical and detonation properties, such as moderate thermal stabilities, high densities, high endothermy, good detonation pressures P, and good detonation velocities D.