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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
866545
Patent Number(s):
4733610
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
3-nitro-1; 4-triazol-5-one; sensitive; explosive; compound; crystal; density; 93; cm; calculated; detonation; velocity; pressure; equivalent; rdx; prepared; yield; inexpensive; starting; materials; safe; synthesis; results; initial; small-scale; sensitivity; tests; indicate; hmx; respects; 13; diameter; unconfined; plate-dent; 92; predicted; bkw; calculation; detonation velocity; starting material; starting materials; sensitive explosive; /102/149/999/

Citation Formats

Lee, Kien-Yin, and Coburn, Michael D. 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one, a less sensitive explosive. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Lee, Kien-Yin, & Coburn, Michael D. 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one, a less sensitive explosive. United States.
Lee, Kien-Yin, and Coburn, Michael D. Fri . "3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one, a less sensitive explosive". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866545.
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title = {3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one, a less sensitive explosive},
author = {Lee, Kien-Yin and Coburn, Michael D.},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}

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