4-Hydroxy-2,2',4',6,6'-pentanitrostilbene;
a Major By-Product in the Oxidation
of Hexanitrobibenzyl to Hexanitrostilbene using Oxygen

 

Anthony J. BELLAMY

Cranfield University, Royal Military College of Science,
Shrivenham, Swindon SN6 8LA, UK
Phone: +44 1793 785397


Mary F. MAHON

Chemistry, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
Rod DRAKE, Janella MANSELL and Peter GOLDING
AWE Aldermaston, Reading RG7 4PR, UK

Abstract: Oxidation of hexanitrobibenzyl to hexanitrostilbene using oxygen has
been shown to produce 4-hydroxy-2,2',4',6,6'-pentanitrostilbene as a major
by-product. The single crystal structure of this new product is reported.

Keywords: 4-hydroxy-2,2',4',6,6'-pentanitrostilbene, hexanitrobibenzyl,
hexanitrostilbene