NTO decomposition studies
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To examine the thermal decomposition of 5-nitro-2,4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one (NTO) in detail, isotopic labeling studies were undertaken. NTO samples labeled with 15N in three different locations [ N(1) and N(2), N(4), and N (6)] were prepared. Upon thermolysis, the majority of the NTO condensed-phase product was a brown, insoluble residue, but small quantities of 2,4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one (TO) and triazole were detected. Gases comprised the remainder of the NTO decomposition products. The analysis of these gases is reported herein along with mechanistic implications of these observations.
Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Oxley, J. C., J. L. Smith, K. E. Yeager, E. Rogers, and X. X. Dong. "NTO decomposition studies." Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings 418, (1996): 135-142. https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/chm_facpubs/882