Energetic Materials for Explosives

Energetic Materials for Explosives

  • BDNPA/F (Bis(2,2-Dinitropropyl) Acetal/Bis(2,2-Dinitropropyl) formal)
    Energetic Plasticizer, typically used in 50/50 formulations, with widespread applications in energetic formulations such as HMX based plastic explosives such as PAX-2A.
  • DMDNB (2,3-Dimethyl-2,3-Dinitrobutane), AA-59410
  • DNAN (2,4-Dinitroanisole), PA-01-06
  • DNP/DNP-OH (2,2-Dinitropropanol)
  • 2,4-Dinitrophenol┬áHOC6H3(NO2)2
  • Hexamine (CH2)6N4
  • HNIW (Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane)
  • 3-NP (3-Nitro-1H-Pyrazole (3-NP), C3H3N3O2 , CAS #26621-44-3, precursor for 3,4 Dinitropyrazole (DNP) explosive)
  • NT-60 curing agent for IMX explosive melt-pour formulations
  • TADA (Tetraacetyldiamino Hexaazaisowurtzitane), 98% Min.
    TADA (Tetraacetyldiamino Hexaazaisowurtzitane, CAS #181940-38-5) is an intermediate precursor used in the synthesis CL-20 (aka Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane or HNIW.)
    Compared to HMX alone, CL-20 offers a substantial performance increase in numerous ordnance systems, e.g. increased anti-armor penetration, enhanced missile payload and velocity, and improved gun propellant impetus. In addition, TADA-based CL-20 co-crystal exhibits low sensitivity to shock and temperature, making it compliant with IM (Insensitive Munitions) requirements.
    To date, however, the manufacturing costs of an intermediate precursor renders CL-20 as a prohibitively expensive substitute for HMX. IPI and its manufacturing partners have recently developed a lower-cost, ultrahigh purity TADA. This development allows the production of a less expensive CL-20 product, approaching the effective cost of an HMX based propellant/explosive.