Hummel Croton Inc.
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South Plainfield, NJ 07080

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Data Sheet

Product Code 20-0800
State Liquid
Appearance Pale Yellow
Density (15.0 ° C) 1.65
Boiling Point 125.7 ° C
Melting Point 13.7°-14.0 ° C
Refractive Index (@20 ° C) 1.4384
Viscosity (@20 ° C) 1.76 CP
Auto-Ignition Temp. 250°-278 ° C
Dielectric Constant (auto frequency @ 20 ° ) 2.15
Heat of Formation ( 8,800
Heat of Combustion (Cal/gm.mole) 10,910
Heat of Fusion (Cal/gm.mole) 2,252 @ 13.8 ° C


PACKAGING: 3 lb. Polyethlene bottles, special packaging for larger amounts.

USES: Tetranitromethane is used as an oxidizer in rocket propellants. It also increases the octane number of diesel fuels and is a reagent for detecting double bonds in organic compounds.

HANDLING: Avoid contact, inhalation and ingestion. Oxidizing agent and contact with reducing agents (fuels or combustibles) is to be avoided. Very serious explosion and fire hazard in contact with organic materials and, or other reducing agents!!! Suspected carcinogen. OSHA PEL and ACGIH TLV-TWA have been established at 8mg/m3 for OSHA and 0.005ppm for ACGIH. See SDS for more information.

PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Tetranitromethane

SHIPPING INFORMATION: UN# 1510, Class 5.1, PG 1, Label Code 5.1, RQ 10(4.54)


CAS Number 509-14-8
RTEC Number PB 4025000
Melting point +13.8 ° C
Water Solubility Insoluble
EINEC Number N/A
Molecular Wt. 196.04
Molecular Formula C(NO2)4
Specific Gravity 1.62

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