Book Chapters .

E.-C. Koch,

Breakdown of Sulfur 'Mustard' by Phase Transfer Catalyzed HCl-Elimination: A Potential Destruction Method for 'Mustards' Stocks

in J. F. Bunnett, M. Mikolajczyk (Eds.) Arsenic and Old Mustard: Chemical Problems in the Destruction of Old Arsenical and 'Mustard' Munitions, NATO ASI Series, Kluwer Publisher, 1998,  pp. 169- 174. 

E.-C. Koch,

Metal-Halocarbon Pyrolant Combustion,

in M. Lackner, F. Winter, A. K. Agarwal, Handbook of Combustion, Volume 5, Wiley, 2010, pp. 355-402. 


E.-C. Koch,  Insensitive High Explosives VI: 2,4,8,10-Tetranitrobenzopyrido-5,6,7,12-tetraazapentalene, BPTAP, in D. G. Piercey, M. Gozin, L. Fershtat, Nitrogen and Iodine Rich Energetic Materials, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim,  in production

Peer reviewed Original Communications - Veröffentlichungen in deutscher Sprache

  1. C. G. Kreiter*, E.-C. Koch, W. Frank, G. Reiß, Light-Induced formal [5+2] cycloadditions at manganeseInorg. Chim. Acta 2201994, 77.
  2. C. G. Kreiter*, E.-C. Koch, W. Frank, G. J. Reiß, Photochemisch induzierte C-C-Verknüfung von Tricarbonyl-h5-2,4-dimethyl-2,4-pentadien-1-yl-mangan mit 1-Dimethylamino-2-propin – Synthese eines h5-7-Dimethylamino-N-2,4-heptadien-1-yl-ChelatkomplexesJ. Organomet. Chem. 4901995, 125.
  3. C. G. Kreiter*, E.-C. Koch, W. Frank, G. J. Reiß, Photochemisch induzierte Cycloadditionen von Diphenylacetylen an Tricarbonyl(h5-2,4-dimethyl-2,4-pentadien-1-yl)manganZ. Naturforsch. 51b1996, 1473.
  4. E.-C. Koch*, A. Dochnahl, IR Emission Behaviour of Magnesium/Teflon/Viton (MTV) CompositionsPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 252000, 37.
  5. E.-C. Koch*, Fluoreliminierung aus Graphitfluorid mit MagnesiumZ. Naturforsch. 56b, 2001, 512.
  6. E.-C. Koch, Evaluation of Lithium Compounds as Color Agents for Pyrotechnic FlamesJ. Pyrotech. 132001,1.
  7. E.-C. Koch*, Metal-Fluorocarbon Pyrolants: IV. Thermochemical and Combustion Behaviour of Magnesium/Teflon/Viton(MTV)Propellants Explos. Pyrotech. 272002, 340.
  8. E.-C. Koch*, Metal-Fluorocarbon Pyrolants: V. Theoretical Evaluation of the Combustion Performance of of Metal/Fluorocarbon Pyrolants Based on Strained FluorocarbonsPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 292004, 9.
  9. E.-C. Koch*, Metal-Fluorocarbon Pyrolants: VI. Combustion Behaviour and Radiation Properties of Magnesium/Poly(Carbon Monofluoride) PyrolantPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 302005, 209.
  10. E.-C. Koch, Metal-Fluorocarbon Pyrolants: VII. Crackling Effect Based on Mg/KClO4/(C2F4)nJ. Pyrotech. 242006, 11. 
  11. E.-C. Koch*, Pyrotechnic Countermeasures: III. The Influence of Oxygen Balance of an Aromatic Fuel on the Color Ratio of Spectral Flare CompositionsPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 322007, 365.
  12. E.-C. Koch*, Pyrotechnic Countermeasures: IV. Radiometric Performance of a Sulphur Based Flare CompositionPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 332008, 333.
  13. E.-C. Koch* , Pyrotechnic Countermeasures: V. Performance of Spectral Flare Compositions based on Aromatic CompoundsCentr. Eur. J. Energ. Mater. 5, 2008, 55.
  14. E.-C. Koch*, Metal-Fluorocarbon Pyrolants: VIII. Behavior of Burn Rate and Radiometric Performance of two Magnesium/Teflon/Viton (MTV) Formulations upon Addition of GraphiteJ. Pyrotech. 272008, 38.
  15. E.-C. Koch*, Metal-Fluorocarbon Pyrolants: IX. Burn rate and Radiometric Performance of Magnesium/Teflon/Viton (MTV) Modified with ZirconiumJ. Pyrotech. 282009, 16.
  16. E.-C. Koch*, Metal-Fluorocarbon Pyrolants: X. Influence of Ferric Oxide/Silicon Additive on Burn Rate and Radiometric Performance of Magnesium/Teflon/Viton (MTV)Propellants. Explos. Pyrotech. 342009, 472.
  17. E.-C. Koch*, A. Hahma, T. M. Klapötke, H. Radies, Metal-Fluorocarbon Pyrolants: XI. Radiometric Performance of Pyrolants Based on Magnesium, Perfluorinated Tetrazolates, and Viton APropellants. Explos. Pyrotech. 352010, 248.
  18. E.-C. Koch*, T. M. Klapötke, H. Radies, K. Lux, A. Hahma, Metal-Fluorocarbon Pyrolants: XII. Calciumsalze der 5-perfluoroalkylierten Tetrazole – Synthese, Charakterisierung und Leistungsbewertung als Oxdationsmittel in ternären Mischungen mit Magnesium und VitonTMZ. Naturforsch. 66b2011, 378.
  19. E.-C. Koch*, V. Weiser, E. Roth, S. Knapp, S. Kelzenberg, Combustion of Ytterbium MetalPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 372012, 9.
  20. E.-C. Koch*, A. Hahma, Metal-Fluorocarbon Pyrolants. XIV: High Density-High Performance Decoy Flare Compositions Based on Ytterbium/Polytetrafluoroethylene/Viton®Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 6382012, 721.
  21. E.-C. Koch*, T. M. Klapötke, Boron-Based High ExplosivesPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 372012, 335.
  22. E.-C. Koch*, A. Hahma, V. Weiser, E. Roth, S. Knapp, Metal-Fluorocarbon Pyrolants. XIII.: High Performance Infrared Decoy Flare Compositions Based on MgB2 and Mg2Si and Polytetrafluoroethylene/Viton®Propellants, Explos. Pyrotech. 372012, 432.
  23. E.-C. Koch*, V. Weiser, E. Roth, S. Knapp, J. van Lingen, J. Moorhoff, Metal-Fluorocarbon Pyrolants. XV: Combustion of two Ytterbium-Halocarbon Formulations, J. Pyrotech. 312012, 51.
  24. a) E.-C. Koch*, V. Weiser, E. Roth, 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) is a Surprisingly Insensitive Energetic Fuel & Binder in Melt-Castable Decoy Flare CompositionsAngew. Chem. Int. Ed. 512012, 10038; b) E.-C. Koch*, V. Weiser, E. Roth, 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluol ist ein unempfindlicher, energiereicher Brennstoff und Binder für schmelzgießbare TäuschkörperformulierungenAngew. Chem.1242012, 10181. 
  25. E.-C. Koch*, A. E. Contini, Metal Fluorocarbon Pyrolants, XVI : Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Poly[bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)phosphazene] (PTFEP) as Oxidizer in Magnesium Based PyrolantsPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 201439, 761.
  26. E.-C. Koch, G.J. Reiß*, Photochemisch induzierte C–C-Verknüpfungen zwischen einem Mangan-koordinierten Pentadienylliganden und Acetylen Z. Naturforsch B. 201570b, 143.
  27. a) J. J. Sabatini*, E.-C. Koch*, J. C. Poret, J. D. Moretti, S. M. Harbol, Chlorine-Free Red Burning Pyrotechnics,  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 201554 , 10968.; b) J. J. Sabatini*, E.-C. Koch*, J. C. Poret, J. D. Moretti, S. M. Harbol, Rote pyrotechnische Leuchtsätze – ohne Chlor!Angew. Chem. 2015127, 11118.
  28. E.-C. Koch, Spectral Investigation and Color Properties of Copper(I) Halides CuX (X = F, Cl, Br, I) in Pyrotechnic FlamesPropellants Explos. Pyrotech.201540,(6) 799-802.
  29. a) E.-C. Koch*, S. Cudziło*, Safer Pyrotechnic Obscurants based on Phosphorus(V) nitrideAngew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655, 15439-15442; b) E.-C. Koch*, S. Cudziło, Phosphor(V)-nitrid macht pyrotechnische Tarnnebel sichererAngew. Chem. 2016128, 15665-15668.
  30. E.-C. Koch, M. Sućeska, Analysis of the Explosive Properties of Tetrasulfur tetranitride, S4N4, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2021, 647, 192-199.
  31. E.-C. Koch, Radiative Properties of a Red Phosphorus Based Combustion FlameCentr. Eur. J. Energ. Mater. 19, 2022, 5-17.
  32. E.-C. Koch*, S. Cudziło*, W. A. Trzciński, J. Paszula, Combustion and Detonation Behaviour of Ammonium Perchlorate/Phosphorus(V) Nitride, P3N5, Propellants Explos. Pyrotech. 2022. 47, published online e202200007.


Peer reviewed Reviews


  1. E.-C. Koch, Review on Pyrotechnic Aerial Infrared Decoy FlaresPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 26, 2001, 3.
  2. E.-C. Koch, Special Materials in Pyrotechnics Part II – Application of Cæsium and Rubidium Compounds in PyrotechnicsJ.Pyrotech. 15, 2002, 9.
  3. E.-C. Koch, Metal-Fluorocarbon Pyrolants: III. Development and Application of Magnesium/Teflon/Viton (MTV)Propellants Explos. Pyrotech. 27, 2002, 262.
  4. E.-C. Koch, Special Materials in Pyrotechnics: III. Application of Lithium and its Compounds in Energetic SystemsPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 29, 2004, 67.
  5. E.-C. Koch, The Hard and Soft Acids and Bases (HSAB) Principle –Insights to Reactivity and Sensitivity of Energetic MaterialsPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 30, 2005, 12.
  6. E.-C. Koch, Special Materials in Pyrotechnics: IV. The Chemistry of Phosphorus and its CompoundsJ.Pyrotech. 21, 2005, 39
  7. E.-C. Koch, Advanced Aerial Infrared CountermeasuresPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 31, 2006, 3.
  8. E.-C. Koch, D. Clement, Special Materials in Pyrotechnics: IV. Silicon –An old Fuel with new PerspectivesPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 32, 2007, 205.
  9. E.-C. Koch, Special Materials in Pyrotechnics: V. Military Applications of Phosphorus and its CompoundsPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 33, 2008, 165.
  10. E.-C. Koch, 2006-2008 Annual Review on Aerial Infrared Decoy FlaresPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 34, 2009, 6.
  11. E.-C. Koch, Insensitive High Explosives: I. TEX –4,10-Dinitro-2,6,8,12-tetraoxa-4,10-diazatetracyclo[,9.03,11]-dodecane– Review of a Promising High Density Insensitive Energetic MaterialPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 40, 2015, 374.
  12. E.-C. Koch, Insensitive High Explosives: II. 3,3'-Diamino-4,4'-azoxyfurazan - DAAFPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 412016, 526.
  13. E.-C. Koch, Insensitive High Explosives: III. Nitroguanidine-Synthesis-Structure-Spectroscopy-Sensitiveness, Propellants Explos. Pyrotech. 2019 doi.prep.201800253.
  14. E.-C. Koch, Special Materials in Pyrotechnics: VII. Pyrotechnics Used in Thermal batteries, Defence Technol. 2019, 15, 254-263 (Open Access)
  15. E.-C. Koch, Insensitive High Explosives: IVNitroguanidine-Initiation & Detonation, Defence Technol. 201915, 467-487. (Open Access)
  16. E.-C. Koch, Insensitive High Explosives: V. Ballistic Properties and Vulnerability of Nitroguanidine-based Propellants, Explos. Pyrotech. accepted for publication., 2021.

MSIAC Reports (Access Limited to MSIAC Nations)

  1.  E.-C. Koch, Insensitive Explosive Materials: I. 4,10-Dinitro-2,6,8,12-tetraoxo-4, 10-diazatetracyclo-[,9.03,11]dodecane – TEX, L-142, March 2008, 23 pp.
  2. E.-C. Koch, Survey on State-of-the-Art Near-Infrared Emitting Compositions for Flares and Tracers, L-155, March 2009, 31 pp.
  3. E.-C. Koch, D. Schaffner (Trainee, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany), Sensitivity of Nanoscale Energetic Materials I - High Explosives, L-158, June 2009, 30 pp.
  4. E.-C. Koch, Insensitive Explosive Materials II - 2,6-Diamino-3,5-Dinitro-1,4-Pyrazine-1-Oxide ANPZO, L-159, October 2009, 24 pp.
  5. E.-C. Koch, D. Schaffner (Trainee, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany), Sensitivity of Nanoscale Energetic Materials II: Fuels, Pyrolants, and Propellants, L-162, December 2009, 32 pp.
  6. E.-C. Koch, Insensitive Explosive Materials III - Brief Status of the Materials Currently Considered – MSIAC, L-163, March 2010, 13 pp.
  7. E.-C. Koch, Calculation of Detonation Performance of Nitro- and Amino-Nitro-Substituted Borazines, Borazenes and Iminoboranes, L-164, June 2010, 14 pp.
  8. E.-C. Koch, Volumetric Explosives Part I: Fuel-Air Explosives, L-165, July 2010, 25 pp.
  9. E.-C. Koch, Review on Expendable Infrared Countermeasures, MSIAC, L-166, July 2010, 64 pp. (For Government Agencies Only)
  10. E.-C. Koch, V. Weiser (Fraunhofer ICT/Germany), R. Webb (TNO/Netherlands), Review of Thermochemical Codes, O-138, January 2011, 35 pp. (Open report available here)
  11. E.-C. Koch, Insensitive Explosive Materials IV – Azoxytriazolone – AZTO, L-171, February 2011, 15 pp.
  12. E.-C. Koch, Insensitive Explosive Materials V – 2,3’-Diamino-4,4’-azoxyfurazan – DAAF, L-172, March 2011, 30 pp.
  13. E.-C. Koch, Insensitive Explosive Materials VI New Insensitive High Explosives, L-173, July 2011, 22 pp.
  14. E.-C. Koch, Insensitive Explosive Materials VII N-Guanylurea dinitramide, GUDN, L-175, November 2011, 32 pp.
  15. E.-C. Koch, Insensitive Explosive Materials VIII 1,1-Diamino-2,2-dinitroethylene – DADNE, L-178, November 2012, 35 pp.


Editorials & Opinions


  1. E.-C. Koch, Bernard E. DoudaPropellants, Explos. Pyrotech. 352010, 203.
  2. E.-C. Koch, Pyrotechnics - Energetic ChallengesPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 382013, 603.
  3. E.-C. Koch, 35th Anniversary of the International Pyrotechnics Society (IPS)Propellants Explos. Pyrotech. 402015, 165.
  4. E.-C. Koch, Insensitive MunitionsPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 412016, 407.
  5. E.-C. Koch, 1916–2016: The Berger Smoke Mixture turns 100Propellants Explos. Pyrotech. 412016
  6. E.-C. Koch, S. Knapp, Thermites - Versatile MaterialsPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 44, 2019, 7.


Book reviews


  1. E.-C. Koch, Chemie der Hochenergetischen Materialien by Thomas KlapötkePropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 200934, 363.
  2. E.-C. Koch, Chemistry of High Energy Materials by Thomas KlapötkePropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 201136, 187
  3. E.-C. Koch, Chemistry of Pyrotechnics by John Conkling & Christopher Moccella, Propellants Explos. Pyrotech. 201136, 471.
  4. E.-C. Koch, Laser Ignition of Energetic Materials by S. Rafi Ahmad, Michael CartwrightPropellants Explos. Pyrotech. 201540, 439