ADVANCES IN TETRAZOLE CHEMISTRY IN RUSSIA

V.A. Ostrovskii (all other questions, proposals or information) , Michael Yudintceff (web-master)

St.-Petersburg State Institute of Technology , 198013, St.Petersburg, Russia

Passage from Power-Consuming Tetrazole Chemistry

5-Nitrotetrazole

5-Nitrotetrazole is a colourless crystal substance. It is very hygroscopic.

M.p. 101 oC (from benzene); pKa=-0.82 (H20); pKČí+=-9.3 (H2SO4);

D H fo 543kcal/kg; Thermal Stability (DTA): intensive decomposition with the loss of 75% of weight, 115-120 oC; Impact Sensitivity: (Drapping hammer, weight 10 kg, height 25 cm) 100% of explosions; Detonation Velocity: >= 8.5 km/s (r ~ 1.7 kg/m3).

 

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