HMX

Other Names

Cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine

Octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1 ,3,5,7-tetrazocine

1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1 ,3,5,7-tetrazacyclooctane

Use

HMX is used as an explosive charge when desensitized, as a booster charge in admixtures with TNT called octols, and as an oxidizer in solid rocket and gun propellants.

Source(s)

TM 9-1300-214, Military Explosives (w/C4, 1990)

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