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Title: Synthesis of 3,3-dinitroazetidine

The compound, 3,3-dinitroazetidine, and a process of preparing 3,3-dinitroazetidine including reacting a mixture of 1-tertiary-butyl-3,3-dinitroazetidine and benzyl chloroformate to form 1-(benzyloxycarbonyl)-3,3-dinitroazetidine, reacting the 1-(benzyloxycarbonyl)-3,3-dinitroazetidine and trifluoromethanesulfonic acid to form 3,3-dinitroazetidinium trifluoromethanesulfonate, and neutralizing the 3,3-dinitroazetidinium trifluoromethanesulfonate with a base to form 3,3-dinitroazetidine are provided. Salts of the 3,3-dinitroazetidine and preparation of such salts are also disclosed.
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
Patent Number(s):
US 5395945
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
Country of Publication:
United States
synthesis; 3-dinitroazetidine; compound; process; preparing; including; reacting; mixture; 1-tertiary-butyl-3; benzyl; chloroformate; form; 1-; benzyloxycarbonyl; -3; trifluoromethanesulfonic; acid; 3-dinitroazetidinium; trifluoromethanesulfonate; neutralizing; base; provided; salts; preparation; disclosed; sulfonic acid; including reacting; /999/