|tris[1,2-bis (difluoramino)-ethyl] isocyanurate||molecular mass
This explosive seems somewhat complected to synthesize because of the necessity for a pressurized reaction vessel, it can be done however. This material is insensitive to friction and heat as well as being rather hard to detonate from shock. This substance has found uses as both an explosive and as a rocket propellent. One of the nifty things about this material when it is being used as a propellent is the ability for the motor to be stopped and restarted when needed, this is usually the domain of liquid propellents.
Preparation is by reacting tetrafluorohydrazine under an initial pressure of 13.6 atm with 3 g of trivinyl isocyanurate in 75 mL of chloroform. The mixture is then heated to 125 °C and the reaction is continued at this temp for 32 minutes at a pressure of 20.75 atm. At the end of the 32 minutes the reaction vessel is cooled, vented, and the chloroform is distilled off. You will need a graduated cylinder for measuring liquids, a thermometer to monitor the temperature, and a steel reaction vessle capable of holding well over 21 atm of pressure. This is not your standard lab item.
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