HBT (explosive)

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HBT (explosive)
Skeletal formula of a minor tautomer of HBT
CAS number 74999-19-2 YesY
PubChem 144703
ChemSpider 127666 N
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Molecular formula C2H4N10
Molar mass 168.12 g mol−1
Density 2.327 g cm-3
Except where noted otherwise, data are 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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