Synthesis of 1,3-Dinitrohexahydropyrimidine via Ring Contraction of Ether-Linked Nitramines

Report No. ARL-TR-7706
Authors: Joseph E Banning; William M Sherrill, Eric C Johnson; Jesse J Sabatini
Date/Pages: July 2016; 20 pages
Abstract: Two ether-linked nitramine explosives have been synthesized. The reactivity of ether-linked nitramines has been probed and it was found that with heating, it is possible to perform a ring contraction to a methylene-linked nitramine that may be suitable for melt-cast applications.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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