Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
The kinetics of the reaction of di- and triethylamine with 1,8-dimethyl-2,4,5-trinitronaphthalene (245 TND) have been studied in dimethylsulfoxide and dimethylsulfoxide-methanol solvent systems and comparison made with data for corresponding reactions involving 1,5-dimethyl-2,4,8-trinitronaphthalene (248 TND). Analysis of the results shows that the formation of a benzyl-type anion is more facile with 245 TND than with 248 TND. Thus, the former compound has the greater potential for base-induced coupling to give thermally stable explosive material.
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