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High Density Energetic Materials


Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Research Dept., Chemistry Division

RO# Location
34.01.01.C0148 China Lake, CA 93555


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Jeffrey C Bottaro 760-939-1580


This research targets the synthesis of compounds which have the potential to be made into energetic materials with high density and oxygen balance.  Conceivably these could be polyaza cages containing secondary amines capped with a protecting group or a new high nitrogen heterocycle.  The applicant does not need to have experience with energetic material synthesis but this experience would be helpful.  Development of new ways to make nitramines or other explosophores would also be of interest.  This department maintains a varietry of analytical equipment to support this area of research including a 250Mhz NMR and a 300Mhz NMR, a high resolution mass spectrometer, LC/MS, FTIR as well as a single crystal X-ray facility.


Energetic Materials; Polyaza Cage Compounds; Nitramines; High-Nitrogen Heterocycles; Oxidizers;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$65,000.00 $3,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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