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NEW SYNTHETIC ROUTES FOR ENERGETIC MATERIALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
3961
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3961
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GEO-CENTERS, INC.
7 Wells Avenue Newton Centre, MA 02459
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: NEW SYNTHETIC ROUTES FOR ENERGETIC MATERIALS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE SYNTHESIS OF NITRO DERIVATIVES OF HIGHLY STRAINED CAGE COMPOUNDS WHICH MAY ULTIMATELY PAVE THE WAY TO NEW, HIGHLY ENERGETIC MATERIALS FORMULATIONS HAS RECEIVED CONSIDERABLE ATTENTION IN RECENT YEARS. POLYNITRO POLYHEDRANES ARE PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE AS ALTERNATIVE INSENTISITVE HIGH EXPLOSIVES (IHE) DUE TO THEIR HIGH CARBON TO HYDROGEN ATOM RATIOS, HIGH DENSITIES (UP TO 1.40 G/CC) AND HIGH NET VOLUMETRIC HEATS OF COMBUSTION. CYCLOBUTADIENE IRON TRICARBONYL AND ITS DERIVATIVES FORM AN IMPORTANT GROUP OF PRECURSORS TO SUCH SYSTEMS. IT IS PROPOSED IN THIS EFFORT, TO SYNTHESIZE A SERIES OF NITRATED CYCLOBUTADIENE IRON TRICARBONYL COMPLEXES. THESE WILL BE CONVERTED TO CAGE COMPOUNDS BY DIMERIZATION/PHOTOCYCLOADDITION AND/ OR CONDENSATION WITH DIENOPHILES FOLLOWED BY PHOTOCYCLOADDITION. THIS WOULD RESULT IN THE FORMATION OF CAGE COMPOUNDS ALREADY BEARING NITRO GROUPS THUS OBVIATING THE DIFFICULT STEP OF CONVERTING OTHER FUNCTIONAL GROUPS TO NITRO SUBSTITUENTS.

Principal Investigator:

Edward D Petrow
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Geo-centers Inc.
7 Wells Ave Newton Centre, MA 02159

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No