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Title: Studies on energetic compounds (Part 18): Preparation and kinetics of thermolysis of alkaline earth metal salts of 5-nitro-2,4-dihydro-3H-1 ,2,4-triazole-3- one(NTO)
Authors: Singh, Gurdip
Kapoor, Inder Pal Singh
Tiwari, Sunil Kumar
Issue Date: Sep-2000
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Four alkaline earth metal (Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba) salts of 5-nitro-2,4-dihydro-3H-l ,2,4-triazole-3-one (NTO) have been prepared and characterised. The thermal and explosive behaviour of these hydrated salts were studied by TG, DTA and explosion delay measurements. The activation energy for the explosion is found in the range 28-34 kJ mol-1. A suitable pathway involving slow thermolysis (decomposition) and rapid thermolysis (explosion) have been suggested. The oxidation reduction reactions near the surface of thermolysing material [M(NTO)2.nH2O] seems to be responsible for the decomposition and explosion.
Page(s): 236-241
ISSN: 0975-0991 (Online); 0971-457X (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJCT Vol.07(5) [September 2000]

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