|Jmol 3D model||Interactive image|
|Molar mass||452.15 g/mol|
|Melting point||112 °C (234 °F; 385 K)|
|Shock sensitivity||Slightly higher[vague]|
|Friction sensitivity||Slightly higher[vague]|
|Detonation velocity||8260 m/s (@ 1.73 g/cm3)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Mannitol hexanitrate is a powerful explosive. Physically, it is a powdery solid at normal temperature ranges, with density of 1.73 g/cm3. The chemical name is hexanitromannitol and it is also known as nitromannite, MHN, and nitromannitol, and by the trademarks Nitranitol and Mannitrin. It is more stable than nitroglycerin, and it is used in detonators.
Mannitol hexanitrate is a secondary explosive formed by the nitration of mannitol, a sugar alcohol. The product is used in medicine as a vasodilator and as an explosive in blasting caps. Its sensitivity is high, particularly at high temperatures (> 75 °C) where it is slightly more sensitive than nitroglycerine.
- Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN)
- Xylitol pentanitrate
- Erythritol tetranitrate (ETN)
- Nitroglycerin (glyceryl trinitrate)
- Ethylene glycol dinitrate
- Methyl nitrate
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- The Chemistry of Powder and Explosives, Tenney L. Davis