HBT (explosive)

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HBT
Skeletal formula of a minor tautomer of HBT
Names
IUPAC name
N,N'-Bis-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-hydrazine
Other names
1,2-Ditetrazolylhydrazine
5,5'-Hydrazinebistetrazole
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
C2H4N10
Molar mass 168.124 g·mol−1
Density 2.327 g cm−3
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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HBT is a bistetrazole.[1] It is an explosive approximately as powerful as HMX or CL-20, but it releases less toxic reaction products when detonated: ammonia and hydrogen cyanide. When combined with ADN or AN oxidizers, the amount of HCN produced by a deflagration may be reduced. The compound is thus considered by its advocates to be a more environmentally friendly explosive than traditional nitroamine-based explosives.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas M. Klapötke and Carles Miró Sabaté (2008). "Bistetrazoles: Nitrogen-Rich, High-Performing, Insensitive Energetic Compounds". Chem. Mater. 20 (11): 3629–3637. doi:10.1021/cm703657k.

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