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Preparation of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene of submicron particle size

United States Patent

October 30, 2001
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A method is disclosed for the preparation of very small particle size, relatively pure 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB). Particles of TATB prepared according to the disclosed method are of submicron size and have a surface area in the range from about 3.8 to 27 square meters per gram.
Rigdon; Lester P. (Livermore, CA), Moody; Gordon L. (Tracy, CA), McGuire; Raymond R. (Brentwood, CA)
The United States of America as represented by the Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
06/ 754,896
May 22, 1985
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.