Agent Name

Trimethylolethane trinitrate

CAS Number

3032-55-1

Formula

C5-H9-N3-O9

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

1,1,1-Trimethylolethane trinitrate; 1,3-Propanediol, 2-methyl-2-((nitrooxy)methyl)-, dinitrate (ester); 2-Methyl-2-hydroxymethyl-1,3-propanediol trinitrate; Metriol trinitrate; Nitropentaglycerin; TMETN; 1,3-Propanediol, 2-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methyl-, trinitrate (ester); 1,3-Propanediol, 2-methyl-2-((nitrooxy)methyl)-, 1,3-dinitrate; 2-Methyl-2-((nitrooxy)methyl)propane-1,3-diyl dinitrate; [ChemIDplus] RXL 624; [Copperhead Chemical MSDS] UN0475

Category

Explosives

Description

Colorless liquid; [OSHA] Colorless to light yellow oily liquid; [Copperhead Chemical MSDS]

Sources/Uses

An explosive used as a propellant; [OSHA] High explosive similar to nitroglycerin; Used in solid propellants and as a plasticizer in smokeless powders; [REPROTOX]

Comments

Causes change in righting reflex, tremor, and muscle contractions in oral lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] Powerful explosive; A vasodilator; Exposure by all routes may cause headache, nausea, and hypotension; Overexposure may cause fatigue, confusion, convulsions, methemoglobinemia, cyanosis, respiratory paralysis, bradycardia, circulatory collapse, or death; Readily absorbed by ingestion, inhalation, and skin contact; No evidence of skin sensitization in guinea pigs; [Copperhead Chemical MSDS] See "Nitroglycerin."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Explosives, division 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, or 1.5."

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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