Boron-Based High Explosives

Authors

  • Ernst-Christian Koch,

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    1. NATO Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC), Boulevard Leopold III, 1110 Bruxelles, Belgium
    • NATO Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC), Boulevard Leopold III, 1110 Bruxelles, Belgium
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  • Thomas M. Klapötke

    1. Department of Chemistry, Energetic Materials Research, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Butenandtstraße 5–13 (D), 81377 Munich, Germany
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Abstract

The detonation velocity, detonation pressure, and cylinder expansion energy of a series of boron compounds including nitroalkylborates, and mixed amino-nitrosusbtituted borazines, borazenes, iminoboranes, and azaboridines were calculated with Cheetah 2.0. The detonation velocity of the boron compounds is always superior to the all-carbon analogues at the corresponding densities. Nitro-substituted boron compounds bearing amino groups instead of hydrogen display even higher performance.

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