What is tetryl found?

What is tetryl found?

Tetryl is released to the air, water and soil when old explosives detonate. Tetryl may still exist in the soil and water near military storage areas or U.S. Army ammunition plants. Although tetryl is unlikely to vaporize, it may be present in air mixed with dust from these sites.

Is tetryl toxic?

Future exposure can cause asthma attacks with shortness of breath, wheezing, cough, and/or chest tightness. * Tetryl may damage the liver and kidneys. * Repeated exposure to Tetryl can cause low blood cell count (anemia). * Tetryl is a HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE CHEMICAL and a DANGEROUS EXPLOSION HAZARD.

Is tetryl carcinogenic?

The Department of Health and Human Services, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and the Environmental Protection Agency have not classified the carcinogenicity of tetryl.

What is the full form of HMX?

HMX is a man-made, colorless liquid chemical which stands for High Melting Explosive. HMX will dissolve slightly in water. A very small amount of HMX will turn into a vapor in the air.

How do you make tetryl?

Tetryl is produced by slowly mixing dimethylaniline with concentrated nitric acid in the presence of sulfuric acid.

What color test would you run on tetryl?

a. Alcoholic KOH. Tetryl is the only explosive that produces a red-violet color in response to this test.

What is HMX and RDX?

RDX is a nitramine used widely as an explosive and as a constituent in plastic explosives. RDX causes seizures at high dose and nervous system disorder at low dose. HMX is a nitramine that burst at high temperatures. It is used in nuclear devices, plastic explosives, and rocket fuels.

Is HMX toxic?

HMX is considered the least toxic amongst TNT and RDX.

Is tetryl a primary explosive?

Tetryl is a sensitive secondary high explosive used as a booster, a small charge placed next to the detonator in order to propagate detonation into the main explosive charge.

What color is PETN?

Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN) is a common high explosive used in both military and industrial settings. It is frequently mixed with a plasticizer to form Plastic Explosives. It can be mixed with RDX to form Semtex plastic explosive. PETN appears as a white, crystalline solid.

Where is PETN used?

It has been valued in both military and civilian applications for its shattering force and efficiency. It is used by itself in detonators, blasting caps, and a detonating fuse known as Primacord, which is used to propagate a series of detonations from one explosive charge to another.