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RDX (Cyclonite)

LC control no.sh2010009380
Topical headingRDX (Cyclonite)
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Research department explosive
Royal demolition explosive
T4 (Cyclonite)
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Found inWork cat.: Mitchell, E. Stable isotope probing of the ovine rumen for RDX degrading microorganisms, 2010.
Wikipedia, May 19, 2010 (RDX, also known less commonly as cyclonite, hexogen--particularly in German and German-influenced languages--and T4, and chemically as Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine, is an explosive nitroamine widely used in military and industrial applications. Nomenclature variants include cyclotrimethylene-trinitramine and cyclotrimethylene trinitramine)
McGraw-Hill dictionary of scientific and technical terms, 2003 (RDX see cyclonite. Cyclonite - (CH2)3N3(NO3) 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)
Lochert, I. Reduced sensitivity RDX (RS-RDX), 2006.
Stafford, S. Synthesis and photolysis of model compounds for mechanistic studies of 1, 3, 5-trinitro-1, 3, 5-triazacyclohexane (RDX) decomposition, 1978.
Britannica online, June 8, 2010: RDX (abbrev. of Research Department explosive or Royal demolition explosive)