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Xylitol pentanitrate
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IUPAC name
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CAS number 147-16-0
Properties
Molecular formula C5H7N5O15
Molar mass 377.13 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Xylitol pentanitrate is a rarely-used liquid explosive compound with extremely high viscosity formed by completely nitrating xylitol, a sugar alcohol compound with five carbon atoms. In pure form it is a white crystalline explosive, much like other fully nitrated polyols. However, during synthesis lower nitrated forms are produced, which produce a viscous liquid mixture that is hard to purify.

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