Eutectics of Erythritol Tetranitrate
Date of Original Version
With the recent availability of erythritol as an artificial sweetener, the synthesis of erythritol tetranitrate (ETN) has become economically feasible. This paper examines the eutectics of ETN, to see if it can be a useful component in melt-casted explosive formulations. To this end, we report several novel ETN-energetic eutectics, correct ratios, and melt-temperature for a previously reported eutectic, and we examine a new eutectic composed of insensitive explosives.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Oxley, Jimmie C., James L. Smith, and Austin C. Brown. "Eutectics of Erythritol Tetranitrate." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121, 30 (2017): 16137-16144. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b04667.