Trinitrotoluene - TNT

Trinitrotoluene (TNT) is by far the most important explosive for blasting charges of all weapons. Military grade TNT is widely used as a bursting charge for high explosive shells, aircraft bombs, grenades, naval mines and etc. It is also used in boosters, detonators, demolition charges and as an ingredient in slurries and for mining industries.


Characteristics

Crystal Density, g/cm³:

Detonation Velocity, m/s:

Oxygen Balance, % (m/m):

Heat of Explosion, kJ/kg:

Impact Sensitivity, N/m:

Friction Sensitivity, N:

1.654

6.900

-73.9

4.519

15.0

353

Technical Specification ( MIL-DTL-248D )

Trinitrotoluene (TNT), 2, 4, 6 - Trinitrotoluene, C₇H₅N₃O₆

Appearance: Flakes without mechanical impurities not darker than standard No 30257

Solidification Point, °C, min:

Content of Moisture, % (m/m), max:

Insoluble Matters in Benzene, % (m/m), max:

Acidity (as sulphuric acid – H2SO4), % (m/m), max:

Alkalinity, % (m/m):

Tetranitromethane:

Nitrates (Nitric Acid):

80.20

0.10

0.05

0.01

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed