Small Cation-Based High-Performance Energetic Nitraminofurazanates

Yongxing Tang, Chunlin He, Lauren A. Mitchell, Damon A. Parrish, Jean'ne M. Shreeve

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Large nitramino-substituted furazan anions were combined with small cations (hydroxylammonium, hydrazinium, and ammonium) to form a series of energetic salts that was fully characterized. The structures of several of the compounds (1 a, 2 a, 3 a, and 4 a) were further confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Based on their physiochemical properties, such as density, thermal stability, and sensitivity, together with the calculated detonation properties, it was found that they exhibit good detonation performance and have potential application as high-energy-density materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11846-11853
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number33
StatePublished - Aug 8 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research (N00014-16-1-2089) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (HDTRA 1-15-1-0028).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim


  • energetic materials
  • furazans
  • heterocycles
  • nitramines
  • small cations


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