HBT (explosive)

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HBT (explosive)
Skeletal formula of a minor tautomer of HBT
Names
IUPAC name
N,N'-Bis-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-hydrazine
Other names
1,2-Ditetrazolylhydrazine
5,5'-Hydrazinebistetrazole
Identifiers
CAS number 74999-19-2 YesY
ChemSpider 127666 N
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PubChem 144703
Properties
C2H4N10
Molar mass 168.12 g·mol−1
Density 2.327 g cm−3
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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HBT is a bistetrazole.[1] It is an explosive approximately as powerful as HMX or CL-20, but it releases less toxic reaction products when detonated: ammonia and hydrogen cyanide. When combined with ADM or AN oxidizers, the amount of HCN produced by a deflagration may be reduced. The compound is thus considered by its advocates to be a more environmentally friendly explosive than traditional nitroamine-based explosives.

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