Tetraanionic Nitrogen-Rich Tetrazole-Based Energetic Salts

Authors

  • Dharavath Srinivas,

    1. Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 (India)
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  • Dr. Vikas D. Ghule,

    1. Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 (India)
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  • Dr. Krishnamurthi Muralidharan,

    Corresponding author
    1. Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 (India)
    2. School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 (India), Fax: (+91) 40-23012800
    • Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 (India)

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  • Prof. H. Donald B. Jenkins

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL West Midlands (United Kingdom), 3 White Hill, Olney, MK46 5AY
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Abstract

1,1,3,3-Tetra(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)propane-based energetic salts were synthesized in a simple and straightforward manner. The structures of these new salts were determined by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, MS, and elemental analysis. All of these compounds showed good thermal stabilities above 180 °C, as confirmed by thermogravimetric–differential thermal analysis (TG–DTA) measurements. Moreover, these salts also exhibited high positive enthalpies of formation, high nitrogen content, good thermal stabilities, and moderate detonation properties.

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