G2ZT

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G2ZT
G2ZT-compact.svg
Identifiers
Properties
C6H14N22
Molar mass 394.324 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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G2ZT is a bistetrazole. It is an explosive approximately as powerful as RDX, but it releases less toxic reaction products when detonated: ammonia and hydrogen cyanide. When combined with ADN or AN oxidizers, the amount of HCN produced by a deflagration may be reduced. The compound is thus considered by its advocates to be an environmentally friendlier explosive than traditional nitroamine-based explosives.[1]

G2ZT is otherwise known as bis(3,4,5-triamino-1,2,4-triazolium) 5,5'-azotetrazolate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Choi, Charles. "Environmentally Friendly Bombs Planned", Live Science, May 27, 2008.

Further reading[edit]

  • Klapötke, Thomas M.; Sabaté, Carles Miró (2008). "Bistetrazoles: Nitrogen-Rich, High-Performing, Insensitive Energetic Compounds". Chemistry of Materials. 20 (11): 3629. doi:10.1021/cm703657k.