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1,3,5-Triazido-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C6N12O6. It is a highly energetic material and is part of the azido compounds family.

Structure and Bonding[edit | edit source]

1,3,5-Triazido-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene is a benzene derivative, where the hydrogen atoms are replaced by azido groups and nitro groups. The azido groups (-N3) and nitro groups (-NO2) are attached to the benzene ring in a symmetrical pattern, which contributes to the stability of the molecule.

Synthesis[edit | edit source]

The synthesis of 1,3,5-Triazido-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene involves the reaction of 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene with sodium azide in an organic solvent. The reaction is carried out under controlled conditions to prevent the formation of unwanted by-products.

Properties[edit | edit source]

1,3,5-Triazido-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene is a highly energetic material due to the presence of azido and nitro groups. It is sensitive to heat, shock, and friction, and can explode upon ignition. It is used in the manufacture of explosives and propellants.

Safety and Precautions[edit | edit source]

Due to its explosive nature, handling of 1,3,5-Triazido-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene requires extreme caution. It should be stored in a cool, dry place away from heat sources and open flames. Protective clothing, gloves, and eye protection should be worn while handling this compound.

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