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Title: 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one: A less sensitive explosive

Abstract

A less sensitive explosive, 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one. The compound 3-nitro--1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO) has a crystal density of 1.93 g/cm/sup 3/ and calculated detonation velocity and pressure equivalent to those of RDX. It can be prepared in high yield from inexpensive starting materials in a safe synthesis. Results from initial small-scale sensitivity tests indicate that NTO is less sensitive than RDX and HMX in all respects. A 4.13 cm diameter, unconfined plate-dent test at 92% of crystal density gave the detonation pressure predicted for NTO by the BKW calculation. 3 tabs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6741690
Patent Number(s):
6009165
Assignee:
TIC; ERA-14-001607; EDB-88-186330
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04M - TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; SENSITIVITY; NITRO COMPOUNDS; CHEMICAL PREPARATION; CHEMICAL PROPERTIES; CHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DETONATIONS; INVENTIONS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; EXPLOSIVES; KINETICS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; REACTION KINETICS; SYNTHESIS; 450100* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense- Chemical Explosions & Explosives

Citation Formats

Lee, Kien-Yin, and Coburn, M D. 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one: A less sensitive explosive. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Lee, Kien-Yin, & Coburn, M D. 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one: A less sensitive explosive. United States.
Lee, Kien-Yin, and Coburn, M D. Fri . "3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one: A less sensitive explosive". United States.
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abstractNote = {A less sensitive explosive, 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one. The compound 3-nitro--1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO) has a crystal density of 1.93 g/cm/sup 3/ and calculated detonation velocity and pressure equivalent to those of RDX. It can be prepared in high yield from inexpensive starting materials in a safe synthesis. Results from initial small-scale sensitivity tests indicate that NTO is less sensitive than RDX and HMX in all respects. A 4.13 cm diameter, unconfined plate-dent test at 92% of crystal density gave the detonation pressure predicted for NTO by the BKW calculation. 3 tabs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
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