Agent Name

2,6-Bis(picrylamino)-3,5-dinitropyridine

Alternative Name

PYX

CAS Number

38082-89-2

Formula

C17-H7-N11-O16

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

3,5-Dinitro-N,N'-bis(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl)-2,6-pyridinediamine; PYX; PYX explosive; 2,6-Pyridinediamine, 3,5-dinitro-N,N'-bis(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl)-; 2,6-Pyridinediamine, 3,5-dinitro-N2,N6-bis(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl)-; [ChemIDplus] Picrylaminodinitropyridine; [Owen Compliance Services MSDS] 0475

Category

Explosives

Description

Yellow crystalline powder with no distinct odor when dry; [Owen Compliance Services MSDS]

Sources/Uses

An explosive; [Owen Compliance Services MSDS]

Comments

A mild eye irritant; [RTECS] Can be desensitized with water or water and alcohol mixtures; May detonate from friction, impact, heat, or electrostatic discharge; Inhalation may cause nervous system effects including headaches and dizziness; [Owen Compliance Services MSDS] See "NITRATES and NITRITES."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

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