European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2015 Issue 4

Editor: Haymo Ross, Deputy Editor: Susan Wilkinson

Impact Factor: 3.154

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 14/58 (Chemistry Organic)

Online ISSN: 1099-0690

Associated Title(s): Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry

2015_04/2015Pentaerythritol-Based Energetic Materials Related to PETN (Eur. J. Org. Chem. 4/2015)

The cover picture shows a pentaerythritol tetracarbamate (PETNC) molecule, a new high explosive, which has a positive oxygen balance, is stable up to 196 °C and could be initiated with a standard detonator. PETNC is much less sensitive than pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) or nitroglycerin but once detonated delivers the same lethal energy to the target. Moreover, due to its positive oxygen balance, it can also be used as a “green” oxidizer in pyrotechnical formulations. Details are discussed in the article by Thomas M. Klapötke et al. on 723 ff.

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