New Lead Free Primary Explosives

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2020-PIER-69143
Researchers at Purdue University have developed new lead-free, heterocyclic, high-density energetic materials. The process for making these materials creates silver salts that have unique energetic properties, as well. The chemical makeup of the new energetics has been verified with carbon and proton NMR, IR spectroscopy, and x-ray crystallography. In addition, these materials exhibit excellent thermal control and performance that competes with current lead-based energetics. This innovative approach meets the latest US Environmental Protection Agency standards, having potential to improve safety in military and defense and commercial construction applications.

Advantages:
-Lead-Free
-Nontoxic
-High Performance

Potential Applications:
-Construction
-Military
-Defense

Recent Publication:
Tetrazole Azasydone (C2N7O2H) And Its Salts: High-Performing Zwitterionic Energetic Materials Containing a Unique Explosophore
Chemistry A European Journal, European Chemical Societies Publishing
DOI:10.1002/chem.202002664
Jun 7, 2021
Utility-Gov. Funding
United States
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Aug 18, 2020
Provisional-Gov. Funding
United States
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