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General Description

Synonyms: Cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine; Tetramethylenetetranitramine; Octahydro-1,3,5,7-Tetranitro-1,3,5,7-Tetrazocine; Octogen; HW4; LX 14-0; HW4; LX14-0

OSHA IMIS Code Number: H147

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 2691-41-0

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: XF7450000; 80441

Department of Transportation Regulation Number (49 CFR 172.101) and Guide: UN0226 Explosive 1.1D

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

white crystalline solid
melting point: 286°C

Health Factors

Health Effects: LD50 (oral, mice) 1,500 mg/kg

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

  • sampling media: Glass Fiber Filter (37 mm)
    maximum volume: 500 liters
    maximum flow rate:
    1.0 L/min
    current analytical method: High Performance Liquid Chromatography; HPLC/U.
    method reference: 2 (OSHA In-House File)
    method classification: Partially Validated

Conditions: Acetone extraction; Zorbax ODS column; 40% acetonitrile, 60% water; 1.0 mL/min; 235 nm, 225 nm; RT 11.1 min; DL 10.5 ng/injection. C/P YC

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