Hexanitroethane

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Hexanitroethane
Hexanitroethane.png
Names
IUPAC name
1,1,1,2,2,2-Hexanitroethane
Identifiers
918-37-6 YesY
ChemSpider 55174 YesY
EC number 213-042-1
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PubChem 61232
Properties
C2N6O12
Molar mass 300.0544
Melting point 135 °C (275 °F; 408 K)
Related compounds
Related compounds
Nitroethane
Tetranitromethane
Trinitromethane
Hexanitrobenzene
Octanitrocubane
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Hexanitroethane (HNE) is an organic compound with chemical formula C2N6O12 or (O2N)3C-C(NO2)3. It is a solid matter with a melting point of 135 °C.

Hexanitroethane is used in some pyrotechnic compositions as a nitrogen-rich oxidizer, e.g. in some decoy flare compositions and some propellants. Like hexanitrobenzene, HNE is investigated as a gas source for explosively pumped gas dynamic laser.

A composition of HNE as oxidizer with boron as fuel is being investigated as a new explosive.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Compatibility Testing of Hexanitroethane with Boron[dead link]

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