Chloropicrin

CAS RN: 76-06-2

Explosive Limits / Potential

Not combustible, but material if contaminated may explode when heated under confinement. Closed containers may rupture violently when heated.
An insecticidal mixture in a rail tank exploded with great violence during pump transfer operations, possibly owing to the pump running dry and overheating. Both components of the mixture are explosive and the mixture was also found to be shock and heat sensitive.
During addition of the nitrocompound in methanol to sodium methoxide solution, the temperature must not be allowed to fall much below 50 deg C. If this happens , excess nitro compound will accumulate and cause a violent and dangerous exotherm.
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