Pyrotechnic Countermeasures V. Mr. Johann Licha (Diehl BGT Defence) is thanked for work-up of chemicals and carrying out the melt-casting. Dr. Uldis Ticmanis (formerly WIWEB) is thanked for the thermal stability analysis. Dr. Stefan Kelzenberg (Fraunhofer ICT) is thanked for proof reading.
2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene: A Surprisingly Insensitive Energetic Fuel and Binder in Melt-Cast Decoy Flare Compositions†
Article first published online: 7 SEP 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 40, pages 10038–10040, October 1, 2012
How to Cite
Koch, E.-C., Weiser, V. and Roth, E. (2012), 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene: A Surprisingly Insensitive Energetic Fuel and Binder in Melt-Cast Decoy Flare Compositions . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 10038–10040. doi: 10.1002/anie.201204808
- Issue published online: 26 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 7 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Received: 19 JUN 2012
- energetic materials;
- infrared decoy flares;
- metastable compounds;
Deceiving with TNT: Melt-cast pyrotechnic mixtures based on 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT)/KClO4 (see picture for flame) spectrally matched infrared decoy flares and show superior performance and greatly reduced sensitivity in comparison to common pyrotechnic or double-base material currently in use for IR countermeasure flares.