A nitro boost for solid oxides

Hugh Cowley writes about a hot ChemComm article for Chemistry World

Scientists in Germany have made tetranitratoethane (C2H2N4O12), a solid oxidiser with one of the highest oxygen contents ever synthesised. This research is part of an international search for new oxidisers to replace toxic ammonium perchlorate (NH4ClO4). Read the full article in Chemistry World»


Read the original journal article in ChemComm – it’s free to read until 29 February 2016:
Tetranitratoethane
Dennis Fischer, Thomas M. Klapötke and Jörg Stierstorfer 
Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 916-918, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09010E, Communication

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