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Designing Explosive Poly(Ionic Liquid)s as Novel Energetic Polymers.

A new interesting article has been published in Chemistry. 2018 Oct 22;24(59):15897-15902. doi: 10.1002/chem.201803159. Epub 2018 Sep 21. and titled:

Designing Explosive Poly(Ionic Liquid)s as Novel Energetic Polymers.

Authors of this article are:

Wang B, Feng Y, Qi X, Deng M, Tian J, Zhang Q.

A summary of the article is shown below:

The development of ionic-liquid-derived functional materials would be vital for stimulation of the interdisciplinary research in the fields of ionic liquid chemistry and material science. Here, a series of novel poly(ionic liquid)s with explosive capability were designed and prepared by introducing the energetic nitrato group and nitro-rich anions, such as nitrate, dinitramide, and nitroform into the polymeric chains. The as-synthesized explosive poly(ionic liquid)s (E-PILs) were fully characterized, and their physicochemical and detonation properties were investigated. All E-PILs show higher detonation performances than state-of-the-art energetic polymers including glycidyl azide polymer (GAP) and poly(glycidyl nitrate) [poly(GLYN)]. Some E-PILs exhibit higher calculated detonation velocities and pressures than 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT). These E-PILs are promising candidates for applications as new high-performance energetic polymers.

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detonation performance;energetic materials;ionic liquids;polymers;thermal stability

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