1-Amino-3,5,7-trinitroadamantane: an unexpected oxidation product of 1,3,5,7-tetraaminoadamantane. An improved synthesis of 1,3,5,7-tetranitroadamantane.

1,3,5,7-Tetraaminoadamantane is unexpectedly oxidized to 1-amino-3,5,7-trinitroadamantane by means of sodium percarbonate and N,N,N',N'-tetraacetylethylenediamine. Subsequent ozonation gives 1,3,5,7-tetranitroadamantane.

Journal Title: Journal of Organic Chemistry Vol. 54; no. 10; pp. 2468 - 2471
Authors: Walter W. Zajac, James M. Woods, Thomas Walters
Format: Article
Published: 1989
Application Date: Dep. Chem.,Villanova Univ.,Villanova,PA,USA.