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Molecular formula C4N8O8
Molar mass 288.092 g/mol
Density 2.02 g/cm3
Main hazards Highly Explosive
Explosive data
Explosive velocity 10,000 m/s
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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4,4’-Dinitro-3,3’-diazenofuroxan (DDF) is a powerful experimental high explosive with performance comparable to that of other high-density high-explosives such as octanitrocubane. It is synthesised by oxidative coupling of 4-amino-3-(azidocarbonyl)furoxan followed by Curtius rearrangement and further oxidation.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Binnikov AN, Kulikov AS, Makhova NN, Ovchinnikov IV, Pivina TS. 4-Amino-3-azidocarbonyl Furoxan as an Universal Synthon for the Synthesis of Energetic Compounds of the Furoxan Series. 30th International Annual Conference of ICT, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1999. 58/1–58/10.
  2. ^ Agrawal JP, Hodgson RD. Organic Chemistry of Explosives. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2007. p303. ISBN 978-0-470-02967-1