Agent Name

Dipicrylamine

Alternative Name

2,2',4,4',6,6'-Hexanitrodiphenylamine

CAS Number

131-73-7

Formula

C12-H5-N7-O12

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2,2',4,4',6,6'-Hexanitrodiphenylamine; 2,2',4,4',6,6'-Hexanitrodifenylamin [Czech]; 2,4,6,2',4',6'-Hexanitrodiphenylamine; 2,4,6-Trinitro-N-(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl)benzenamine; Benzenamine, 2,4,6-trinitro-N-(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl)-; Bis(2,4,6-trinitro-phenyl)-amin [German]; Bis(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl)amine; C.I. 10360; Diphenylamine, 2,2',4,4',6,6'-hexanitro-; Diphenylamine, hexanitro-; Dipikrylamin [Czech]; Esanitrodifenilamina [Italian]; Hexamine; Hexamine (potassium reagent); Hexanitrodifenylamine [Dutch]; Hexanitrodiphenylamine; Hexanitrodiphenylamine [French]; Hexil; Hexite; Hexyl; Hexyl (VAN); Hexyl (reagent); Hexyl [German, Dutch]; [ChemIDplus] UN0079

Category

Other Aromatics (Nitrogen)

Description

Yellow solid; [Merck Index] Yellow crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a booster explosive (bombs, mines, and torpedo warheads) and as a reagent for gravimetric determination of potassium; [HSDB]

Comments

Explosive compound; [Merck Index] Emergency treatment: Methemoglobinemia; [HSDB] Very toxic by inhalation, ingestion, and skin contact; [eChemPortal: ESIS] May cause irritation; May cause methemoglobinemia; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.89E-14 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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