FOX-7 (1,1-Diamino-2,2-Dinitroethylene)

  • Dabir S. ViswanathEmail author
  • Tushar K. Ghosh
  • Veera M. Boddu


FOX-7 (1,1-diamino-2,2-dinitroethylene) was first synthesized in 1998 by the FOA Defense Research Establishment (Sweden). Synthesis of the FOX-7 and its structural, spectroscopic, and explosive properties are described in this chapter. The chemical reactivity of FOX-7 towards nucleophilic substitution (transamination), electrophilic substitution, and acid-base properties, thermal behavior (phase transformations and thermal decomposition, molecular structure and physical properties, other energetic molecules that are structurally related to FOX-7 are also summarized in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dabir S. Viswanath
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Tushar K. Ghosh
    • 3
  • Veera M. Boddu
    • 4
  1. 1.Nuclear Science and Engineering InstituteUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Nuclear Engineering Teaching LaboratoryCockrell School of EngineeringAustinUSA
  3. 3.Nuclear Science and Engineering InstituteUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  4. 4.Environmental Processes BranchUS Army Engineer Research and Development CenterChampaignUSA

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