Synthesis and Characterization of N 3-(2,2,2-Trinitroethyl)-1,2,4-Oxadiazole-3,5-Diamine

The reaction of 1,2,4-oxadiazole-3,5-diamine with 2-fluoro-2,2-dinitroethanol or 2,2,2-trinitroethanol was studied. Only the 3-amino group was found to be reactive and underwent efficient Mannich-type condensation with 2,2,2-trinitroethanol, while only trace amounts of product from condensation with 2-fluoro-2,2-dinitroethanol were formed. N 3-(2,2,2-Trinitroethyl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole-3,5-diamine was fully characterized, and its crystal structure and explosive sensitivity properties were determined. Calculated performance properties show that the product is a promising RDX-like material with a higher oxidizing potential.

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Russian translation is published in Khimiya Geterotsiklicheskikh Soedinenii, 2017, 53(6/7), 737–739

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Chavez, D.E., Schulze, M.C. & Parrish, D.A. Synthesis and Characterization of N 3-(2,2,2-Trinitroethyl)-1,2,4-Oxadiazole-3,5-Diamine. Chem Heterocycl Comp 53, 737–739 (2017).

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  • 2-fluoro-2,2-dinitroethanol
  • 1,2,4-oxadiazole
  • 2,2,2-trinitroethanol
  • energetic materials
  • Mannich reaction