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Title: Determination of bis(2,2-dinitropropyl) acetal/formal in PBX 9501

Abstract

PBX 9501 is an explosive which will be utilized in future programs. As such, much interest has been expressed in the chemical assay of this material. The purpose of the study was to develop an accurate, precise determination of the two major components in the NP. In this technique a sample of PBX 9501 is extracted with methylethylketone (MEK). The residue from this extract is then leached with hexane, evaporated to dryness and then taken up in MEK. An aliquot is injected into an LC system using a Partisil 5 column and an 85-15 Hexane/MEK carrier. The separated species are detected with an RI indicator and compared with a calibration curve. The method is unbiased and relative precisions of analysis are 2.5% and 3% for BDNPF and BDNPA, respectively.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., Amarillo, TX (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7298221
Report Number(s):
MHSMP-77-42
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-04-0487
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; QUALITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; EXPLOSIVES; 450100* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense- Chemical Explosions & Explosives

Citation Formats

MacDougall, C.S. Determination of bis(2,2-dinitropropyl) acetal/formal in PBX 9501. United States: N. p., 1977. Web. doi:10.2172/7298221.
MacDougall, C.S. Determination of bis(2,2-dinitropropyl) acetal/formal in PBX 9501. United States. doi:10.2172/7298221.
MacDougall, C.S. Fri . "Determination of bis(2,2-dinitropropyl) acetal/formal in PBX 9501". United States. doi:10.2172/7298221. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7298221.
@article{osti_7298221,
title = {Determination of bis(2,2-dinitropropyl) acetal/formal in PBX 9501},
author = {MacDougall, C.S.},
abstractNote = {PBX 9501 is an explosive which will be utilized in future programs. As such, much interest has been expressed in the chemical assay of this material. The purpose of the study was to develop an accurate, precise determination of the two major components in the NP. In this technique a sample of PBX 9501 is extracted with methylethylketone (MEK). The residue from this extract is then leached with hexane, evaporated to dryness and then taken up in MEK. An aliquot is injected into an LC system using a Partisil 5 column and an 85-15 Hexane/MEK carrier. The separated species are detected with an RI indicator and compared with a calibration curve. The method is unbiased and relative precisions of analysis are 2.5% and 3% for BDNPF and BDNPA, respectively.},
doi = {10.2172/7298221},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1977},
month = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1977}
}

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