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[*] posted on 26-8-2003 at 05:23
radical-bromination of RDX

I´d like to try this next we, i have an idea on how to do it, but its fairly vague.

These are the limits of my equipment:

KBr instead of Br2.
available solvents: acetone, HAc, eventually chloroform


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[*] posted on 26-8-2003 at 12:35

2KBr + Cl2 ---> 2KCl + Br2

Cheap, easy, fast, high-yielding only trouble is Cl2 combination.

Just hope it's selective enough towards bromination :P


2KBr + 2H2SO4 ---> Br2 + SO2 + 2H2O + K2SO4

Separating Br2 and SO2 shouldn't be as difficult.

One shouldn't accept or resort to the mutilation of science to appease the mentally impaired.
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