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Molecular formula C6N12O18
Molar mass 528.13 g/mol
Density 1.91 g/cm3
Melting point 91 to 92 °C (196 to 198 °F; 364 to 365 K)
Related compounds
Related compounds 4,4’-Dinitro-3,3’-diazenofuroxan
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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2,4,6-Tris(trinitromethyl)-1,3,5-triazine is a chemical compound that is a derivative of triazine first prepared in 1995.[1] It is synthesized by destructive nitration of 2,4,6-tricarboxyl-1,3,5-triazine. It is noteworthy for having more nitro groups than it does carbon atoms, so could be used as an oxygen source, or added to oxygen-poor explosives to increase their power.

Derivatives have been prepared by nucleophilic displacement of the nitro groups with azide and hydrazine.[2]


  1. ^ "Synthesis of 2,4,6-Tris(trinitromethyl)-1,3,5-triazine", Alexey V Shastin, Tamara I Godovikova, Svetlana P Golova, Vladimir S Kuz'min, Lenor I Khmel'nitskii, Boris L Korsunskii, Mendeleev Communications; Volume 5 (1995), Number 1, Pages 17–18 Abstract
  2. ^ "Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions of 2,4,6-Tris(trinitromethyl)-1,3,5-triazine. 3. Reaction of 2,4,6-Tris(trinitromethyl)-1,3,5-triazine with Azides and Hydrazine", A. V. Shastin, T. I. Godovikova and B. L. Korsunskii. Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds, March 2003; 39(3): 354-356. Abstract