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IUPAC name 1,1,1,2,2,2-Hexanitroethane
CAS number 918-37-6
PubChem 61232
EINECS number 213-042-1
SMILES C(C([N+](=O)[O-])([N+](=O)[O-])[N+](=O)[O-])([N+](=O)[O-])([N+](=O)[O-])[N+](=O)[O-]
Molecular formula C2N6O12
Molar mass 300.0544
Melting point

135 °C, 408 K, 275 °F

Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Hexanitroethane (HNE) is an organic compound with chemical formula C2N6O12 or (O2N)3C-C(NO2)3. It is a solid matter with a melting point of 135 °C.

Hexanitroethane is used in some pyrotechnic compositions as a nitrogen-rich oxidizer, e.g. in some decoy flare compositions and some propellants. Like hexanitrobenzene, HNE is investigated as a gas source for explosively pumped gas dynamic laser.

A composition of HNE as oxidizer with boron as fuel is being investigated as a new explosive.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Compatibility Testing of Hexanitroethane with Boron
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