Agent Name

Tetrazene

CAS Number

31330-63-9

Formula

C2-H6-N10.H2-O

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Tetrazene explosive; 1-(5-Tetrazolyl)-4-guanyltetrazene hydrate; 3-Tetrazene-2-carboximidamide, 4-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-, monohydrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Explosives

Sources/Uses

Used as a primary explosive to initiate a secondary explosive; [Ullmann]

Comments

Asthma reported in workers manufacturing detonators; [Malo]

Reference Link

Occupational asthma, rhinitis, and dermatitis due to tetrazene in a detonator manufacturer

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: