Davin Piercey

Davin Piercey

Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088

Research Interests

  • Synthesis of energetic materials
  • Chemistry of nitrogen-rich compounds
  • Characterization of explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics
  • Electrochemical synthesis
  • Thermochemistry of energetic material synthesis
  • Reactive and agent defeat materials

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Application Area(s)

Selected Publications

1,1′-Azobis(tetrazole): A Highly Energetic Nitrogen-Rich Compound with a N10 Chain. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 7, 2732–2734 https://doi.org/10.1021/ic200071q

An Energetic Triazolo-1,2,4-Triazine and its N-Oxide. Angewandte Chemie Volume 128, Issue 49, December 5, 2016, Pages 15541-15544 https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.201608723

4,4′,5,5′-Tetraamino-3,3′-azo-bis-1,2,4-triazole and the electrosynthesis of high-performing insensitive energetic materials. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020,8, 19337-19347 https://doi.org/10.1039/D0TA05360K

Tailoring Energetic Sensitivity and Classification through Regioisomerism. Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 22, 9114–9117 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.0c03510

Heterocyclic Nitrilimines and Their Use in the Synthesis of Complex High-Nitrogen Materials. Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 11, 7607–7611 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c00469

Energetic 1,2,4-Triazines: 3,5-Diamino-6-nitro-1,2,4-triazine and Its Oxide. Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 7, 3922–3927 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00241

1,5-Diaminotetrazole-4N-oxide (SYX-9): a new high-performing energetic material with a calculated detonation velocity over 10 km s−1. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022,10, 1876-1884 https://doi.org/10.1039/D1TA09275H

Electrochemical Synthesis of High-Nitrogen Materials and Energetic Materials. Chem. Rev. 2022, 122, 9, 8809–8840 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00935

Pushing the limits of energetic materials – the synthesis and characterization of dihydroxylammonium 5,5′-bistetrazole-1,1′-diolate. J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 20418-20422 https://doi.org/10.1039/C2JM33646D