Glycidyl nitrate is a polymer made by nitrating glycidol with mixed acids at 0 to 8 C.
Has any of you tried it out? (BTW, glycidol is synthesized by boiling glycerol and oxalic acid, separating out allyl alcohol and oxidation with peroxide at zero C)
It is a pale yellow liquid, similar to nitroglycerin but -OB and evaporates quickly. It can be crosslinked with isocyanates (small numbers of hydroxyl groups in final product) but i doubt it with kno3/H2SO4 because this is anhydrous. www.google.com/patents/US5380777?printsec=description#v=onepage&q&f=false heres a patent, just uses hbf4 to substitute for sulfuric acid ( i believe any strong acid works fine ) you could play with no2bf4 (NO2 + + HBF4 by-product) Alternatively, Ac2O/HNO3 is another method suggested...
one of the weird 'plasticizers', apart from XPN, sucrose octanitrate, nitroglucose and NIBGTN... you could get a tacky goop unlike these men out there, purify with acetone ethanol ether chloroform any solvent... GOOD LUCK