Nitroglycerin

CAS RN:55-63-0

Other Properties

1 mg/l= 108 ppm & 1 ppm= 9.29 mg/cu m @ 25 deg C, 760 mm Hg
On explosion harmless gases are produced; Carbon dioxide, water vapor, nitrogen and oxygen.
Heat of formation 1.63 kJ/g; heat of detonation 6.29 kJ/g; gas volume at STP 715 cm/g; activation energy 169 kJ/mol; collision constant, 17.1 log 10/s; applicable temp range 75-105 deg C; detonation velocity 7.60 km/s and at density 1.59 g/cu m; vacuum stability at 100 deg C ml gas per g per 40 hr at STP: explodes; weight loss at 100 deg C 3-5%; explosion temp at 5 s, 220 deg C (decomposes); effect of prolonged storage dec 3-4 days at 75 deg C; relative impact test value 15% trinitrotoluene (TNT); friction pendulum: explode.
Begins to decompose @ 50-60 deg C, appreciably volatile @ 100 deg C; evolves nitric oxide yellow vapors @ 135 deg C.
Boiling point: 125 deg C @ 2 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure: 1 mm Hg @ 127 deg C
The osmolality of nitroglycerin 1 mg/ml was determined to be 281 mOsm/kg.
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