Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing an in situ cured ster explosive by mixing explosive crystals with a prepolymer solution comprising a carboxyl (or hydroxyl)-terminated hydrophobic polyester and epoxidized linseed oil with chromium octanoate as a catalyst. The explosive mixture is pressed into desired size and cured at 60.degree. C. to 70.degree. C. for about 96 hours. The resulting in situ cured explosive has desirable safety and physical properties.
August 7, 1980
Date of Patent:
May 31, 1983
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
Russell Reed, Jr., May L. Chan, Horace D. Stanton