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Title: Laser initiation of Fe(II) complexes of 4-nitro-pyrazolyl substituted tetrazine ligands

Here, the synthesis and characterization of new 1,2,4-triazolyl and 4-nitro-pyrazolyl substituted tetrazine ligands has been achieved. The strongly electron deficient 1,2,4-triazolyl substituted ligands did not coordinate Fe(II) metal centers, while the mildly electron deficient 4-nitro-pyrazolyl substituted ligands did coordinate Fe(II) metal centers in a 2:1 ratio of ligand to metal. The thermal stability and mechanical sensitivity characteristics of the complexes are similar to the conventional explosive pentaerythritol tetranitrate. The complexes had strong absorption in the visible region of the spectrum that extended into the near-infrared. In spite of having improved oxygen balances, increased mechanical sensitivity, and similar absorption of NIR light to recently reported Fe(II) tetrazine complexes, these newly synthesized explosives were more difficult to initiate with Nd:YAG pulsed laser light. More specifically, the complexes required lower densities (0.9 g/cm 3) to initiate at the same threshold utilized to initiate previous materials at higher densities (1.05 g/cm 3).
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-29289
Journal ID: ISSN 0020-1669
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Inorganic Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 56; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0020-1669
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
OSTI Identifier:
1351988