Agent Name

1,3,5-Triazido-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene

CAS Number

29306-57-8

Formula

C6-N12-O6

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Tntazb; Benzene, 1,3,5-triazido-2,4,6-trinitro-; 2,4,6-Trinitro-1,3,5-triazido benzene (dry) [Forbidden]; [ChemIDplus] TNTA; [Merck Index]

Category

Explosives

Description

"Bright yellow plates from acetic acid"; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in military explosives; Used as a fixative (immunofluorescent microscopy); [Merck Index]

Comments

Explodes after friction, impact, or rapid heating above 168 degrees C; Produces nitrogen and carbon dioxide when explodes; [Merck Index, 9731]

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