Small Organic Azides as High Energy Materials: Perazidoacetylene, -ethylene, and -allene
Compounds containing the azide group are already being used as primary explosives or energetic polymers/plasticizers. Here we present a short survey of the energy content of three small organic molecules that have been fully derivatized by N-3 groups. Calculated thermodynamic and molecular properties indicate that their specific enthalpies of decomposition and combustion are in the range of those for current high energy-density materials.
Martin, William R. and Ball, David W., "Small Organic Azides as High Energy Materials: Perazidoacetylene, -ethylene, and -allene" (2018). Chemistry Faculty Publications. 489.