2,3-Dimethyl-2,3-dinitrobutane Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

2,3-Dimethyl-2,3-dinitrobutane Properties


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2,3-Dimethyl-2,3-dinitrobutane is a volatile organic compound used as a detection taggant for explosives, mostly in the United States where it is virtually the only such taggant in use. Dogs are very sensitive to it and can detect as little as 0.5 parts per billion in the air, as can specialised ion mobility spectrometers. Its presence allows more reliable explosive detection.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White to Off-White Crystals
Boiling Point 219.8 °C
CAS Number 3964-18-9
Class 6.1
Density 1.149 g/cm3
EINECS Number 223-569-9
IUPAC Name 2,3-Dimethyl-2,3-dinitrobutane
InChI 1S/C6H12N2O4/c1-5(2,7(9)10)6(3,4)8(11)12/h1-4H3
Melting Point 210-214 °C
Molar Mass 176.17 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H12N2O4
NFPA 704 H-3,F-0,R-0,C-NA
PG 2
RTECS Number EJ9943333
Synonyms 2,3-Dimethyl-2,3-dinitro-n-butane;DMDNB;DMNB;Butane,2,3-dimethyl-2,3-dinitro-;2,3-Dimethyl-2,3-dinitrobutane;2,3-Dinitro-2,3-dimethylbutane;NSC 1156
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