Molecular complexes of explosives with cyclodextrins. 2. Preparation and characterization of a solid complex of β-cyclodextrin with the nitramine 1,3,3-trinitroazetidine (TNAZ)

S. Cahill, A. G. Rinzler, F. J. Owens, S. Bulusu

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A solid complex between 1,3,3-trinitroazetidine (TNAZ) and β-cyclodextrin has been isolated for the first time and characterized by the application of solution and solid-state NMR techniques, Raman spectroscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry experiments. All the techniques show clear differences in properties of the solid product from those of a simple physical mixture of the components, and when taken together, they provide convincing evidence for the complex formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7095-7100
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1994
Externally publishedYes


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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