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Synthesis Of Cubane Based High Energy Materials
Author(s): Robert J Schmitt; Jeffery C Bottaro; Philip E Eaton
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this research is to develop new methods for the functionalization of the cubane nucleus and to synthesize energetic cubanes for use as energetic propellants and explosives. Recent achievements in this program include a high yield synthesis of dinitrocubane, a new preparation of cubane-1,3-diacid, and synthesises of cubane-1,2,4,7- tetraacid, cubane-1,2,4,7-tetraisocyanate, 1,2,4,7-tetraaminocubane tetrahydrochloride, and a propellanocubane. We have developed new methods of cubane functionalization, and the first preparation of energetic polynitrocubanes; cubane-1,2,4,7-tetrakis(B,B,B-fluorodinitroethylester), cubane-1,4-bis(B,B,B-trinitroethylester), cubane-1,2,4,7- tetrakis(B,B,B-trinitroethylester), N,M-bis-1,4-(B,B,13-fluorodinitroethylamino)cubane, and N-nitro-N'-nitroso-bis-1,4-(B,B,B-fluorodinitroethylamino)cubane.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0872, Propulsion, (9 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943747
Show Author Affiliations
Robert J Schmitt, SRI International (United States)
Jeffery C Bottaro, SRI International (United States)
Philip E Eaton, University of Chicago (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0872:
Joseph Flanagan, Editor(s)

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