Hexanitrodiphenylamine

Other Names

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Use

Due to its high melting point, Hexanitrodiphenylamine is usually blended with other high explosives in order to make a castable bursting charge. It has been suggested that a mixture with 1% stearic acid would permit the pressing of pellets which could be used as a booster instead of Tetryl. The use of Hexanitrodiphenylamine in admixtures with Potassium Chlorate, antimony trisulfide & Lead Thiocyanate has been patented as a priming charge for small arms ammunition.

Source(s)

FSTC 381-5042, Handbook of Foreign Explosives (1965)