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Synthesis of trinitrophloroglucinol and triaminotrinitrobenzene (TATB)

United States Patent

June 6, 2006
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A method to convert surplus nitroarene explosives into trinitrophloroglucinol and triaminotrinitrobenzene (TATB) is described. Picric acid is directly aminated to diaminopicric acid, which is converted to trinitrophloroglucinol and triaminotrinitrobenzene.
Mitchell; Alexander R. (Livermore, CA), Coburn; Michael D. (Santa Fe, NM), Lee; Gregory S. (San Ramon, CA), Schmidt; Robert D. (Livermore, CA), Pagoria; Philip F. (Livermore, CA), Hsu; Peter C. (Pleasanton, CA)
Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 912,723
August 4, 2004
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 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.