Abstract: Properties of fusible binary systems composed of high-sensitivity 3,4-bis(4-nitrofurazanyl)furoxane (NFF) and insensitive nitrotriazole derivatives such as 2-methyl-3-nitro-1,2,4-triazole (2-Ме-3Н), tert-butyl-3-nitro-1,2,4-triazole (t-Bu-3H) and ethoxymethyl-3-nitro-1,2,4-triazole (EOM-3Н) were characterized by thermomechanical analysis (TMA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Phase diagrams of binary systems and the component ratio of eutectic mixtures are reported. Compatibility problems with high-energy crystalline materials RDX and CL-20 are discussed. Merits and shortfalls of the DSC and TMA techniques in the context of this study are considered.
Index terms: explosives, nitrotriazole derivatives, nitrofurazanylfuroxane, eutectic mixture.