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Revisiting the reactive chemistry of FOX-7: cyclization of FOX-7 affords the fused-ring polynitro compounds
- Yan, Chao, Qi, Xiujuan, Wang, Kangcai, Jin, Yunhe, Cheng, Guangbin, Liu, Tianlin, Yang, Hongwei, Zhang, Qinghua
- Chemical communications 2019 v.55 no.24 pp. 3497-3500
- chemical compounds, derivatization, thermal stability
- A novel fused-ring polynitro compound (5) and a cyclic compound featuring gem-dinitromethylene and nitroso groups (7) were synthesized from 1,1-diamino-2,2-dinitroethylene (FOX-7). Both compounds exhibit high density, decent thermal stability, high detonation performances, and low mechanical sensitivities. This newly developed derivatization strategy enriches the ever-expanding reactive chemistry of FOX-7.