Ammonia-(Dinitramido)boranes: High-Energy-Density Materials.
Journal article, 2015

Two ammonia-(dinitramido)boranes were synthesized by the reaction of dinitroamine with ammonia-borane. These compds. are the first reported examples of (dinitramido)boranes. Ammonia-mono(dinitramido)borane is a perfectly oxygen-balanced high-energy-d. material (HEDM) composed of an ammonia-BH2 fuel group and a strongly oxidizing dinitramido ligand. Although it is thermally not stable enough for practical applications, its predicted specific impulse as a solid rocket propellant would be 333 s. Its predicted performance as an explosive matches that of pentaerythtritol tetranitrate (PETN) and significantly exceeds that of trinitrotoluene (TNT). Its structure was established by X-ray crystallog. and vibrational and multinuclear NMR spectroscopy. Addnl., the over-oxidized ammoniabis(dinitramido)borane was detected by NMR spectroscopy. [on SciFinder(R)]

dinitramido ligands

energetic materials


quantum chemistry



Guillaume Belanger-Chabot

Ralf Haiges

Karl O. Christe

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition

1433-7851 (ISSN) 1521-3773 (eISSN)

Vol. 54 11730-11734

Subject Categories

Inorganic Chemistry

Materials Chemistry

Theoretical Chemistry



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