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Carbon dioxide binary crystals via the thermal decomposition of RDX at high pressure

DOI: 10.1039/C7SC01379E DOI Help

Authors: L. E. Connor (University of Strathclyde) , C. A. Morrison (The University of Edinburgh) , I. D. H. Oswald (University of Strathclyde) , C. R. Pulham (University of Edinburgh) , M. R. Warren (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Chem. Sci. , VOL 115

State: Published (Approved)
Published: May 2017
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 11968

Abstract: A carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide solid solution has been captured in a diamond anvil cell following the thermal decomposition of 1,3,5-trinitroperhydro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) at high temperatures and pressures. This is the first time a carbon dioxide binary solid has been observed at high pressure. This observation has stimulated low temperature crystallographic studies of this binary system using recently developed gas absorption apparatus and computational modelling.

Subject Areas: Chemistry


Instruments: I19-Small Molecule Single Crystal Diffraction