The crystal structure of beta-RDX-an elusive form of an explosive revealed

David I.A. Millar, I.D.H. Oswald, D.J. Francis, William G. Marshall, C.R. Pulham, A.S. Cumming

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Abstract

The crystal structure of the highly metastable β-form of RDX shows that the molecules adopt different conformations compared to the α-form and that, contrary to previous reports, the β-form obtained at ambient pressure is not the same form as that obtained at elevated temperatures and pressures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-564
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications (London)
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • crystal structure
  • explosive

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