Crystal engineering of energetic materials: Co-crystals of CL-20

David I. A. Millar, Helen E. Maynard-Casely, David R. Allan, Adam S. Cumming, Alistair R. Lennie, Alexandra J. Mackay, Iain D. H. Oswald, Chiu C. Tang, Colin R. Pulham

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Co-crystallisation is proposed as an effective method to adapt the physico-chemical properties of energetic materials, thus presenting the opportunity to fine-tune performance characteristics at the molecular level. This is illustrated by the characterisation of four co-crystals of the high explosive CL-20.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3742-3749
Number of pages8
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012



  • crystal engineering
  • co-crystals
  • co-crystallisation

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Millar, D. I. A., Maynard-Casely, H. E., Allan, D. R., Cumming, A. S., Lennie, A. R., Mackay, A. J., ... Pulham, C. R. (2012). Crystal engineering of energetic materials: Co-crystals of CL-20. CrystEngComm, 14(10), 3742-3749.