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Title: DMSO/base hydrolysis method for the disposal of high explosives and related energetic materials

Abstract

High explosives and related energetic materials are treated via a DMSO/base hydrolysis method which renders them non-explosive and/or non-energetic. For example, high explosives such as 1,3,5,7-tetraaza-1,3,5,7-tetranitrocyclooctane (HMX), 1,3,5-triaza-1,3,5-trinitrocyclohexane (RDX), 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), or mixtures thereof, may be dissolved in a polar, aprotic solvent and subsequently hydrolyzed by adding the explosive-containing solution to concentrated aqueous base. Major hydrolysis products typically include nitrite, formate, and nitrous oxide.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Amarillo, TX)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
MASON & HANGER CORP
OSTI Identifier:
874434
Patent Number(s):
6388164
Application Number:
09/002,907
Assignee:
Mason & Hanger Corporation (Amarillo, TX) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-91AL65030
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
dmsobase; hydrolysis; method; disposal; explosives; related; energetic; materials; treated; via; renders; non-explosive; andor; non-energetic; example; 1357-tetraaza-1357-tetranitrocyclooctane; hmx; 135-triaza-135-trinitrocyclohexane; rdx; 246-trinitrotoluene; tnt; mixtures; dissolved; polar; aprotic; solvent; subsequently; hydrolyzed; adding; explosive-containing; solution; concentrated; aqueous; base; major; products; typically; nitrite; formate; nitrous; oxide; energetic material; /588/

Citation Formats

Desmare, Gabriel W., and Cates, Dillard M. DMSO/base hydrolysis method for the disposal of high explosives and related energetic materials. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Desmare, Gabriel W., & Cates, Dillard M. DMSO/base hydrolysis method for the disposal of high explosives and related energetic materials. United States.
Desmare, Gabriel W., and Cates, Dillard M. Tue . "DMSO/base hydrolysis method for the disposal of high explosives and related energetic materials". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874434.
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title = {DMSO/base hydrolysis method for the disposal of high explosives and related energetic materials},
author = {Desmare, Gabriel W. and Cates, Dillard M.},
abstractNote = {High explosives and related energetic materials are treated via a DMSO/base hydrolysis method which renders them non-explosive and/or non-energetic. For example, high explosives such as 1,3,5,7-tetraaza-1,3,5,7-tetranitrocyclooctane (HMX), 1,3,5-triaza-1,3,5-trinitrocyclohexane (RDX), 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), or mixtures thereof, may be dissolved in a polar, aprotic solvent and subsequently hydrolyzed by adding the explosive-containing solution to concentrated aqueous base. Major hydrolysis products typically include nitrite, formate, and nitrous oxide.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {5}
}

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