Decomposition of azo- and hydrazo-linked bis triazines
Date of Original Version
In a search for novel energetic materials, azo-linked bis triazines were pursued. Herein the thermal decomposition of 14 simple triazines and 16 hydrazo- or azo-linked bis triazines were studied using mass spectrometry, permanent gas evolution, and differential scanning calorimetry. At temperatures far above the melting/decomposition point, decomposition was complete. Lower temperatures provided insight into the stability of the functional groups pendant to the triazine rings. Decomposition gases were identified by chromatography; they indicated little degradation of the triazine rings. The s-triazine ring system appears very stable, resisting decomposition up to 550C while its substituents undergo relatively isolated chemistry.
Journal of Energetic Materials
Oxley, Jimmie C., James L. Smith, and Jesse S. Moran. "Decomposition of azo- and hydrazo-linked bis triazines." Journal of Energetic Materials 27, 2 (2009): 63-93. doi:10.1080/07370650802405174.