Chloropicrin

CAS RN: 76-06-2

Reactivities / Incompatibilities

Incompatible with strong oxidizers.
During destruction of chemical warfare ammunition, pierced shells containing chloropicrin reacted violently with alcoholic sodium hydroxide.
Strong oxidizers [Note: The material may explode when heated under confinement.]
Violent reaction with aniline plus heat, alcoholic sodium hydroxide, sodium methoxide, and propargyl bromide.
Mixtures with 3-bromopropyne are shock- and heat-sensitive explosives.
Decomposes explosively at elevated temperatures. Can be shock sensitive.
Tank car volumes of this material may detonate under certain conditions. There is a critical volume above which sufficient shock may cause detonation.
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