1,3,3-Trinitroazetidine (TNAZ), a melt-cast explosive: synthesis, characterization and thermal behaviour.

1,3,3-Trinitroazetidine (TNAZ) has been prepared at a laboratory scale in HEMRL. The structure of the compound has been confirmed by IR, NMR, mass, elemental analysis and by X-ray crystallography. HPLC technique has been employed to confirm the purity of TNAZ (>99%). The compound is further characterized by thermal techniques and is found to undergo limited… (More)