2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene

CAS RN:118-96-7

Explosive Limits / Potential

Risk of fire and explosion upon rapid heating or strong shock.
During investigation of effect of 1% of added impurities on the thermal explosion temperature of TNT (197 deg C), it was found that fresh red lead, sodium carbonate and potassium hydroxide reduced the explosion temperatures to 192, 218, 192 deg C, respectively.
May explosively decompose on shock, friction, or concussion. Explodes on heating to 240 deg C.
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