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CL-20

CL-20 is a synthetic explosive, with a performance approximately 20% higher than standard explosives.

The high burning rate is useful for great impulse energetics, such as rocket motor applications (boosters, etc.).

CL-20 is used as a filler in rocket propellants, high explosives, high energetic aluminized and minimum smoke composite propellants.

Product description:

  • Trade name: CL-20
  • Chemical name: hexanitrazaisowurzitane
  • Chemical formula: C6H6N12O12
  • Energetic solid ingredient based on a caged molecules with nitramine groups
  • Particle sizes: 3 grades:
    • coarse: 150 μm
    • medium: 20/50 μm
    • fine: 5 μm
  • Purity: > 95% (chemical/polymorph)
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Product characteristics:

  • Melting point: 247 °C
  • Density: 2.02 – 2.04 (HMX: 1.91)
  • Heat of formation: 372 kJ/mole (HMX: 84 kJ/mole)
  • Auto-ignition temperature: 220 °C
  • Vacuum stability: < 1 cm3/g (100°C, 193h)
  • Acidity: < 0.2 meq/100g
  • Detonation velocity: 10 000 m/s
  • Friction sensitivity (ISF): 80 N
  • Impact sensitivity (ISI): 2 J