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Experimental Detection of Trinitramide, N(NO2)3

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  • Dr. Martin Rahm,

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    1. Physical Chemistry, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 8-790-8207
    2. Competence Centre for Energetic Materials (KCEM), Gammelbackavägen 6, 69151 Karlskoga (Sweden)
    • Physical Chemistry, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 8-790-8207
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  • Dr. Sergey V. Dvinskikh,

    1. Physical Chemistry, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 8-790-8207
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  • Prof. István Furó,

    1. Physical Chemistry, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 8-790-8207
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  • Prof. Tore Brinck

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    1. Physical Chemistry, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 8-790-8207
    • Physical Chemistry, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 8-790-8207
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  • We gratefully acknowledge support given by the Swedish Research Council (VR), the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), and Eurenco Bofors. Exselent and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation are thanked for the IR equipment. Michael Holmboe, Madeleine Warner, and Henrik Skifs are thanked for their kind assistance.

Abstract

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Propeller propellant: The largest nitrogen oxide to date, trinitramide (TNA), has been prepared following extensive quantum chemical studies in which its kinetic stability and several physical properties were estimated. TNA was detected using IR and NMR spectroscopy. The compound is highly energetic and shows promise for cryogenic propulsion and as a reagent in high-energy-density material research.

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