Homocyclonite

  • Tetramethylenetetranitramine
  • Cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine
  • 1,3,5,7-Tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocane
  • 1,3,5,7-Tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetraazacyclooctane
  • Octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-s-tetrazocine
  • Octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine
Formula
C4H8N8O8
Structure
Description
A white crystalline solid.
Uses
In the manufacture of explosives.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
2691-41-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
220-260-0
RTECS
XF7450000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
0226
Merck
12,6855
Beilstein/Gmelin
361386
Beilstein Reference
4-26-00-01645
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C4H8N8O8
Formula mass
296.16
Critical temperature
654
Density
1.839 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Very soluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.13
Heat of fusion
69.9 kJ/mol
Heat of vaporization
158.60 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
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.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
If mixed with reducing agents, including hydrides, sulfides and nitrides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Dangerously explosive. Do not fight fires in a cargo of explosives. Evacuate area and let burn.

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
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.
   Inhalation
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.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.
UN number
0226
Hazard class
Forbidden
Std. Transport #
4901402