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Title: Synthesis of fine-grained TATB

Abstract

A method for producing fine-grained triamino-trinitrobenzene (TATB) powders having improved detonation-spreading performance and hence increased shock sensitivity when compared with that for ultrafine TATB is described. A single-step, sonochemical amination of trichloro-trinitrobenzene using ammonium hydroxide solution in a sealed vessel yields TATB having approximately 6 .mu.m median particle diameter and increased shock sensitivity.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Santa Fe, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
921347
Patent Number(s):
6,547,899
Application Number:
09/811,044
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM) ALO
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lee, Kien-Yin, and Kennedy, James E. Synthesis of fine-grained TATB. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Lee, Kien-Yin, & Kennedy, James E. Synthesis of fine-grained TATB. United States.
Lee, Kien-Yin, and Kennedy, James E. Tue . "Synthesis of fine-grained TATB". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/921347.
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abstractNote = {A method for producing fine-grained triamino-trinitrobenzene (TATB) powders having improved detonation-spreading performance and hence increased shock sensitivity when compared with that for ultrafine TATB is described. A single-step, sonochemical amination of trichloro-trinitrobenzene using ammonium hydroxide solution in a sealed vessel yields TATB having approximately 6 .mu.m median particle diameter and increased shock sensitivity.},
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