Hexogen - RDX

Hexogen (RDX) has a high degree of stability in storage and is considered the most powerful and brisant of the military high explosives. Hexogen can be used alone as a base charge for detonators or mixed with another explosive such as TNT, which produce a bursting charge for aerial bombs, mines, and torpedoes or as an ingredient in plastic bonded explosives.


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:


1.816

8.750

-21.6

5.723

7,5

120

Technical Specification

Hexogen (RDX), Cyclotrimethylotrinitroamine, C₃H₆N₆O₆

Appearance: Crystalline white powder, without mechanical impurities

Melting Point - Type I (Nitric Acid Process), °C, min:

Melting Point - Type II (Acetic Anhydride Process), °C, min:

Insoluble in Acetone, % (m/m), max:

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

Acidity as HNO₃, % (m/m), max:

Acidity as CH₃COOH, % (m/m), max:

Particle Size:

202

190

0.05

0.03

0.05

0.02

large range

Phlegmatized Hexogen, RDX/WAX

Appearance of Comp. A: Light red to orange granules, without sandy and other foreign ingredients and visible impurities

Content of Phlegmatizer, % (m/m)
      FH-2,5:
      FH-5 (A-IX-1):
      FH-9 (A-IX-3T):

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

Acidity as HNO₃, % (m/m), max:

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

Bulk Density, g/cm³, min
      FH-2,5:
      FH-5 (A-IX-1):
      FH-9 (A-IX-3T):


2.5 ±0.3
5.0 ±0.7
9.0 ±0.7

0.10

0.05

0.10


800
760
880

Compositions RDX/TNT, Hexotol

Appearance of Composition B: Yellowish to slightly brown granules, without sandy ingredients and visible impurities

Content of RDX, % (m/m)
      Hexotol (60/40):
      Hexotol (70/30):
      Hexotol (90/10):

Content of TNT, % (m/m)
      Hexotol (60/40):
      Hexotol (70/30):
      Hexotol (90/10):

Insoluble in Acetone or Benzene, % (m/m), max:

Moisture and Volatile Matters, % (m/m), max:

Acidity as HNO₃, % (m/m), max:


60.0 ±2.0
70.0 ±2.0
90.0 ±2.0


40.0 ±2.0
30.0 ±2.0
10.0 ±2.0

0.10

0.10

0.05