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High Performance Energetic Propellant Ingredient Process Research and Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: N16A-021-0095
Amount: $1,981,016.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N16A-T021
Solicitation Number: 16.A
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-11-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-12-30
Small Business Information
85 Westbrook Road
Centerbrook, CT 06409
United States
DUNS: 805389413
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Pascal Dube
 Chemist VI
 (860) 581-8477
Business Contact
 Shilpa Amato
Phone: (571) 594-2558
Research Institution
 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
 Scott Tyler Scott Tyler
PO Box 808 Mail Stop L-282
LIvermore, CA 94551
United States

 (925) 424-3299
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

CL-20 is the most powerful conventional explosive known, but its high cost has limited its adoption in a range of potential applications. Par of the challenge in making these materials is the complexity of the reaction used to prepare the polycyclic cage. The complexity of this reaction makes it difficult to have insight into the reaction and to improve it. Additionally, several of the intermediates and reaction byproducts are challenging to analyze with typical analytical techniques. In the research program proposed, we would apply cutting edge analytical techniques in combination with flow chemistry techniques to collect detailed data about the relevant chemical reactions, while also enabling access to process conditions that would not be accessible using batch conditions.

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