Degradation of Triacetone Triperoxide (TATP) Using Mechanically Alloyed Mg/Pd
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Propellants Explos. Pyrotech.
Degradation; Mg/Pd; TATP; MASS-SPECTROMETRY; DECHLORINATION; IONIZATION; Chemistry, Applied; Engineering, Chemical
A heterogenous catalytic system consisting of mechanically alloyed Mg/Pd particles has been used to degrade the peroxide explosive, triacetone triperoxide (TATP). The degradation of the TATP with the Mg/Pd particles (half life of 1.2 x 10(1) mm) was compared to the degradation with microscale Mg particles (half life of 1.7 x 10(3) min) and 10% Pd on activated carbon (half life of 8.7 x 10(2) min). Combining the Mg and Pd on carbon (Pd/C) through a mechanical alloying process is shown to produce reactive particles that can be used to degrade TATP. The major product of the degradation of TATP with mechanically alloyed Mg/Pd particles was acetone. A material balance for carbon was also calculated for the degradation reaction with 94 +/- 5% (mean +/- standard deviation) of the TATP carbons accounted for in the production of acetone.
Propellants Explosives Pyrotechnics
"Degradation of Triacetone Triperoxide (TATP) Using Mechanically Alloyed Mg/Pd" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6939.