Preparation of a Spherical Morphology of Tetranitroglycoluril (TNGU)

Report No. ARL-TR-6940
Authors: William M. Sherrill and Joseph E. Banning
Date/Pages: May 2014; 20 pages
Abstract: A new, spherical morphology of tetranitroglycoluril (TNGU) has been prepared from the solvent, anti-solvent interaction of nitric acid and dichloromethane. This spherical morphology is significantly less sensitive to impact, friction, and static discharge than TNGU as isolated according to literature methods. The spheres averaged in size approximately 3 µ and appear to be uniform in size by scanning electron microscopy.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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