Xylitol pentanitrate

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Xylitol pentanitrate
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Names
IUPAC name
1,2,3,4,5-Pentakis-nitrooxy-pentane
Identifiers
147-16-0 YesY
ChemSpider 29852477 N
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Properties
C5H7N5O15
Molar mass 377.13 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Xylitol pentanitrate is a rarely used liquid explosive compound with extremely high viscosity formed by completely nitrating xylitol, a sugar alcohol compound with five carbon atoms. In pure form it is a white crystalline explosive, much like other fully nitrated polyols. However, during synthesis lower nitrated forms are produced, which produce a viscous liquid mixture that is hard to purify.

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