A New Method of Preparing Sodium Nitrotetrazolate

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Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new method for preparing sodium nitrotetrazolate (NaNT) for energetic materials applications. Current synthetic methods produce impurities and use of environmentally harmful solvents. Purdue researchers have developed a synthetic procedure to produce sodium nitrotetrazolate with higher stability and high purity in up to 80% yield in a more sustainable route. Purity has been verified with high-performance liquid chromatography.

-Chemical Stability
-High-Efficiency NaNT Synthesis

Potential Applications
-Military and Defense
-Commercial Construction

Recent Publication:
Preparation of High Purity Sodium 5-Nitrotetrazolate (NaNT): An Essential
Precursor to the Environmentally Acceptable Primary Explosive, DBX-1
Journal of Inorganic and General Chemistry
Zeitschrift fur anorganische und allgemeine Chemie
DOI: 10.1002/zaac.201300010
Apr 5, 2021
Utility-Gov. Funding
United States
Sep 6, 2022

Jun 16, 2020
Provisional-Gov. Funding
United States
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