Materials Chemistry

Rediscovering N-Methyltetranitropyrrole – A Versatile High Energy Material via Facile Two-step Eco-friendly Synthetic Approach


A highly efficient 2-step method was developed as an environmentally benign process for the synthesis of N-methyltetranitropyrrole (1) employing metal nitrate/conc. sulphuric acid as nitrating reagent. This method resulted 1 in high purity having higher thermal stability along with reduced sensitivity, which makes it a versatile high energy material. An over-oxidized high energy product was also isolated during optimization


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Synthetic method, crystallographic parameters and characterization data are included.