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Title: EPR observation of nitroxide free radicals during thermal decomposition of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene and related compounds

Abstract

Evidence is presented to support the observation by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) of nitroxide radicals formed by intermolecular coupling during the thermal decomposition of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) alone and during thermolysis of TNT in the presence of hexamethylbenzene (HMB) or perdeuteriohexamethylbenzene (HMB-d/sub 18/). Similar results are reported for the thermal reaction of 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene (TNB) with HMB, HMB-d/sub 18/, and TNT. A reaction mechanism is proposed. An unidentified nitroxide radical has been separated chromatographically from TNT thermolysis products. 14 references, 2 figures, 1 table.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Rockwell International Science Center, Thousand Oaks, CA
OSTI Identifier:
5891412
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
J. Phys. Chem.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 90:6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; BENZENE; PYROLYSIS; DEUTERIUM COMPOUNDS; NITROXYL RADICALS; CHEMICAL PREPARATION; ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; TNT; ELECTRON SPIN RESONANCE; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; LIQUID COLUMN CHROMATOGRAPHY; AROMATICS; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHROMATOGRAPHY; DATA; DECOMPOSITION; EXPLOSIVES; HYDROCARBONS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INFORMATION; MAGNETIC RESONANCE; NITRO COMPOUNDS; NUMERICAL DATA; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; RADICALS; RESONANCE; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SYNTHESIS; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; 450100* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense- Chemical Explosions & Explosives; 400105 - Separation Procedures

Citation Formats

McKinney, T M, Warren, L F, Goldberg, I B, and Swanson, J T. EPR observation of nitroxide free radicals during thermal decomposition of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene and related compounds. United States: N. p., 1986. Web. doi:10.1021/j100278a010.
McKinney, T M, Warren, L F, Goldberg, I B, & Swanson, J T. EPR observation of nitroxide free radicals during thermal decomposition of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene and related compounds. United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/j100278a010
McKinney, T M, Warren, L F, Goldberg, I B, and Swanson, J T. Thu . "EPR observation of nitroxide free radicals during thermal decomposition of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene and related compounds". United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/j100278a010.
@article{osti_5891412,
title = {EPR observation of nitroxide free radicals during thermal decomposition of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene and related compounds},
author = {McKinney, T M and Warren, L F and Goldberg, I B and Swanson, J T},
abstractNote = {Evidence is presented to support the observation by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) of nitroxide radicals formed by intermolecular coupling during the thermal decomposition of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) alone and during thermolysis of TNT in the presence of hexamethylbenzene (HMB) or perdeuteriohexamethylbenzene (HMB-d/sub 18/). Similar results are reported for the thermal reaction of 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene (TNB) with HMB, HMB-d/sub 18/, and TNT. A reaction mechanism is proposed. An unidentified nitroxide radical has been separated chromatographically from TNT thermolysis products. 14 references, 2 figures, 1 table.},
doi = {10.1021/j100278a010},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5891412}, journal = {J. Phys. Chem.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 90:6,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {3}
}