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Method to prepare Semtex

By A Alcaraz and A Dougan

Abstract

This procedure requires the binder and uncoated RDX be prepared in separate steps, see Figure 1: (1) The binder and dye are mixed by agitation with a water-insoluble organic solvent (e.g., toluene), I; (2) The RDX/PETN is agitated thoroughly with water, II; (3) The binder solution I is added to the RDX/water mixture at II with thorough mixing to form a slurry III; (4) In the next step the solvent is distilled off at IV leaving resulting granules; (5) The next step is followed by filtration at V, which may be done by vacuum; (6) The composition is then dried at VI to a dough-like consistency

Topics: Filtration, Organic Solvents, Binders, Water, 37 Inorganic, Organic, Physical And Analytical Chemistry, Toluene, Solvents, Mixtures, Dyes
Publisher: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Year: 2006
DOI identifier: 10.2172/1036862
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