Triethylene glycol dinitrate

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Triethylene glycol dinitrate
CAS number 111-22-8 YesY
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Molecular formula C6H12N2O8
Molar mass 240.17 g mol−1
Appearance pale yellow oily liquid
Density 1.33 g/cm3
Melting point −19 °C (−2 °F; 254 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Triethylene glycol dinitrate (TEGDN) is a nitrated alcohol ester of triethylene glycol. It is used as an energetic plasticizer in explosives and propellants. Its chemical formula is O2N-O-CH2CH2-O-CH2CH2-O-CH2CH2-O-NO2. It is a pale yellow oily liquid.[1] It is somewhat similar to nitroglycerin.

TEGDN is often used together with trimethylolethane trinitrate (TMETN).

Triethylene glycol dinitrate, diethylene glycol dinitrate, and trimethylolethane trinitrate are being considered as replacements for nitroglycerin in propellants.[2]


  1. ^ Triethylene glycol dinitrate at ChemYQ
  2. ^ Pentagon reports at