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Dr. Jörg Stierstorfer

Dr. Jörg Stierstorfer

Akademischer Oberrat & Habilitand


Department of Chemistry
Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich
Butenandtstr. 5-13, D3.076
D-81377 München-Grosshadern

Room: D3.076
Phone: +49 89 2180 77488
Fax: +49 89 2180 77007

Website: http://www.cup.lmu.de/ac/stierstorfer/


  • Synthesis and investigation of new transition metal complexes with heterocyclic ligands
  • Synthesis of new High Explosives
    (Advanced syntheses in N,O-heterocyclic chemistry; formation of N-rich salts)
  • Synthesis of new High Energy Dense Oxidizer for Replacement of Ammonium Perchlorate
  • Development of enviromentally benign colorants in pyrotechnics
  • Fluorine Chemistry
  • Full characterization
    X-Ray, IR, Raman, mass, multicore-NMR, DSC, EA, UV)
  • Characterization of energetic properties
    (friction, impact and electrical spark sensitivities, heat of combustion, calculation of detonation parameter)
  • Upscaling
    ("Koenen" steel sleeve test, Experimental determination of "detonation velocity")
  • X-Ray single crystal determination (Oxford, Xcalibur3 CCD)
  • Development of new safety standards

Diploma thesis

"Chemistry of BTA": Synthese, Salze und Komplexe von Bis(tetrazolyl)aminen


"Advanced Energetic Materials Based on 5-Aminotetrazole - Synthesis, Characterization, Testing and Scale-up"

synthesis of 5-aminotetrazole

The figure shows an overview about the developed syntheses starting from 5-aminotetrazole during the work on my dissertation.

Each type of reaction opened a huge field of promising new N-rich tetrazole derivatives with possible technical applications in all fields of energetic materials: Primary and Secondary Explosives, Propellants and Pyrotechnics.