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Preparation of bis-(1(2)H-tetrazol-5-yl)-amine monohydrate

United States Patent

May 27, 2003
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A process of preparing bis-(1(2)H-tetrazol-5-yl)-amine monohydrate is provided including combining a dicyanamide salt, an azide salt and water to form a first reaction mixture, adding a solution of a first strong acid characterized as having a pKa of less than about 1 to said first reaction mixture over a period of time characterized as providing a controlled reaction rate so as to gradually form hydrazoic acid without loss of significant quantities of hydrazoic acid from the solution while heating the first reaction mixture at temperatures greater than about C., heating the resultant reaction mixture at temperatures greater than about C. for a period of time sufficient to substantially completely form a reaction product, treating the reaction product with a solution of a second strong acid to form a product of bis-(1(2)H-tetrazol-5-yl)-amine monohydrate, and, recovering the bis-(1(2)H-tetrazol-5-yl)-amine monohydrate product.
Naud; Darren L. (Los Alamos, NM), Hiskey; Michael A. (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
09/ 957,938
September 21, 2001
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.