Preparation of Heat Resistant and Insensitive Explosives
by Vicarious Nucleophilic Substitution (VNS)
in Polinitroaromatic Compounds


Mateusz SZALA, Andrzej JONCZYK
and Wincenty SKUPINSKI

Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology,
3 Noakowskiego Str., 00-664 Warszawa, Poland

Abstract:Reaction of vicarious nucleophilic substitution (VNS) of hydrogen was
applied for preparation of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB) in a twostep
process. Using this approach 3-amino-2,4,6`2`4 6` -hexanitrostilbene
(MNHNS) and new 2,6-bis(3-amino-2,4,6-trinitrophenyl)-3,5-dinitropyridine
(DAPYX) were obtained.

Keywords:DATB, HNS, PYX, amination, vicarious nucleophilic substitution,
3-amino-2,4,6,2`4`6`-hexanitrostilbene, 2,6-bis(3-amino-2,4,6-trinitrophenyl)-3,5-