Preparation and crystal structure of N, N-dimethyl ammonium salt of 2, 4-dinitroimidazole

Mei Jing, Yuan Jie Shu*, Jun Wang, Xiao Yu Zhang, Qing Ma, Yi Gang Huang

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A new energetic salt of 2, 4-dinitroimidazole ([(DNI)NH2 (CH3)2]) was synthesized with yield of 62.7% by using 2, 4-dinitroimidazole as starting materials. The structure of [(DNI)NH2 (CH3)2] was characterized by IR, elemental analysis, fourcircle single crystal X-ray diffraction NMR. Results show that the crystal of title compound belongs to monoclinic system, space group C2/c with a=31.403(5) Å, b=6.7133(7) Å, c=22.769(4) Å, α= 90.00°, β=126.80(3)°, γ=90.00°, V=3843.6(10) Å3, Z=16, Dc=1.404 g ·cm-3, F(000) = 1696.0, μ(MoKα) = 0.121 mm-1. The molecule packing of [(DNI)NH2 (CH3)2] is not compacted. Intra molecular and intermolecular hydrogen bonds are weak and the density is lower. Thermal properties were tested by TG-DSC. Results reveal that the [(DNI)NH2 (CH3)2] shows good thermal stability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)702-705
Number of pages4
JournalHanneng Cailiao/Chinese Journal of Energetic Materials
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • 2, 4-dinitroimidazole
  • Crystal structure
  • Energetic compound
  • Organic chemistry
  • Synthesis
  • Thermal property


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