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Research Project: Conversion of Polysaccharides and Other Bio-based Materials to High-Value, Commercial Products

Location: Plant Polymer Research

Title: Emerging Energetic Materials: Synthesis, Physicochemical, and Detonation Properties

item Boddu, Veera
item VISWANATH, DABIR - University Of Missouri
item GHOSH, TUSHAR - University Of Missouri

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/10/2017
Publication Date: 1/10/2018
Citation: Boddu, V.M., Viswanath, D.S., Ghosh, T.K. 2018. Emerging Energetic Materials: Synthesis, Physicochemical, and Detonation Properties. Dordrecht: Springer. 478 p.

Interpretive Summary: This book describes the synthesis, characterization, experimental measurements and model prediction properties of several high energy and insensitive explosive materials. Physical properties such as melting point, boiling point, water solubility, and other partition coefficients provides for estimation of potential environmental contamination of the materials. The methodologies developed would be helpful for predicting environmental behavior of biomaterials derived from agricultural feedstocks.

Technical Abstract: This book summarizes the science and technology of new generation high energy and insensitive explosives. The objective is to provide the professionals with comprehensive information on synthesis, physicochemical, and detonation properties of the explosives. Potential technologies applicable for treatment of contaminated waste streams from manufacturing facilities and environmental matrices will also be included. This book provides the reader an insight into the depth and breadth of theoretical and empirical models and experimental techniques currently being developed in the field of energetic materials. It presents the latest research by the Department of Defense (DoD) engineers and scientists, and some of the DoD’s academic and industrial research partners. The topics explored and the simulations developed or modified for the purposes of energetics may find application in other closely related fields, such as the pharmaceutical industry. Physicochemical measurements on insensitive munitions compounds for environmental applications and understanding the environmental impact of energetic materials is critical to their acceptance for use in weapons systems. Predicting their environmental distribution, biotransformation, and determining potential treatment processes assists both decision-makers and scientists in the development process.