cyclonite


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cyclonite

[′sī·klə‚nīt]
(organic chemistry)
(CH2)3N3(NO2)3 A white, crystalline explosive, consisting of hexahydro-trinitro-triazine, and having high sensitivity and brisance; mixed with other explosives or substances. Abbreviated RDX. Also known as cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine.
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RDX: Also referred to as cyclonite or hexogen, RDX is a white crystalline solid usually used in mixtures with other explosives, oils or waxes.
RDX or Cyclonite is a very powerful high explosive (Note: The improved PG-7M warhead entered service in 1980)
The avalanche of US bombs also incinerated woodlands, shattered mountain valleys and stained the land with toxic compounds including cyclonite (a carcinogen), perchlo-rates from rocket propellants and depleted uranium.