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Crystals 2016, 6(1), 5;

Recent Advances in the Synthesis of High Explosive Materials

US Army Research Laboratory Weapons & Materials Research Directorate (WMRD) Lethality Division, Energetics Technology Branch, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005, USA
US Army Armaments Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC) Energetics, Warheads, & Manufacturing Directorate Explosives Development Branch, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000, USA
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Academic Editor: Thomas M. Klapötke
Received: 31 July 2015 / Revised: 11 December 2015 / Accepted: 22 December 2015 / Published: 29 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energetic Materials)
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This review discusses the recent advances in the syntheses of high explosive energetic materials. Syntheses of some relevant modern primary explosives and secondary high explosives, and the sensitivities and properties of these molecules are provided. In addition to the synthesis of such materials, processing improvement and formulating aspects using these ingredients, where applicable, are discussed in detail. View Full-Text
Keywords: energetic materials; explosives; synthesis; organic chemistry; processing energetic materials; explosives; synthesis; organic chemistry; processing

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