- 1,3,5-triazine, hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro
White, crystalline powder (note: a powerful high explosive).
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Reproductive Effector; Human Data
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
3E-21 (25 C)
1.816 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of fusion
Hazards and Protection.
Store only in a permanent magazine. Protect container against physical damage. Store away from initiator explosives separate from oxidizing materials, combustibles and sources of heat.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Personal protective equipment including eye protective equipment should be provided for normal process work as protection against eye splashes, acid burns, dermatitis and skin absorption of toxic materials. Explosive industry.
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material wet. Wet spilled material before picking it up. Do not attempt to sweep up dry material.
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, combustible materials and heat.
On decomposition, they emit toxic fumes.
Dangerously explosive. Do not fight fires in a cargo of explosives. Evacuate area and let burn.
Dangerous due to fire. Hazard.
NIOSH REL: TWA 1.5 mg/m3 ST 3 mg/m3 [skin]
Generalized seizures have been reported in workers exposed to cyclonite, as has confusion, loss of consciousness, exhaustion, vertigo and postictal coma. Irritability, insomnia, restlessness and anxiety were prodromal symptoms seen in workers who later became toxic. Ingestion has resulted in generalized seizures and status epilepticus.
Nausea and vomiting may occur in workers exposed to cyclonite by any route. See inhalation.
Symptoms: irritation eyes, skin; headache, irritability, fatigue, weakness, tremor, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, insomnia, convulsions Target Organs: Eyes, skin, central nervous system.
Irritant and allergic contact dermatitis have been reported in workers who manufacture cyclonite. See inhalation.
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists. Treatment should include recommendations listed in the oral exposure section when appropriate.
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.
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