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Chemistry of Complex High-Nitrogen Materials

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Chemistry of Complex High-Nitrogen Materials begins with a brief background on a few high explosive materials and their applications, followed by synthesis routes and characterization methods of energetic materials. Several new complex high-nitrogen materials where synthesized and presented in the following chapters. These novel energetics include several nitrilimines, triazoles, tetrazoles, methyl sydnone imines, azasydnones, and an annulated heterocycle. Their energetic properties are discussed and compared with other well-known explosive materials.


Army Research Office (ARO) grant number W911NF-18-1-0463

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

National Science Foundation, Major Research Instrumentation Program Grant No. CHE 1625543

Department of Chemistry and Life Science, United States Military Academy

Purdue Military Research Initiative (PMRI)


Degree Type

  • Doctor of Philosophy


  • Materials Engineering

Campus location

  • West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Davin G. Piercey

Additional Committee Member 2

Steven Son

Additional Committee Member 3

Paul G. Wenthold

Additional Committee Member 4

Jeffrey Youngblood