It is a mild expl; when heated in a test tube it melts and decomp with a sudden puff and evoln of fumes; when dropped on a red-hot plate it ignites immediately and burns with a yel flame(Ref 2,pp 26-7). Its UV absorption spectra are described in Ref 3
Bis(fi-nitraminoethyl)-amine Nitrate[cailed Di(/3 -nitraminoethyI)-ammonium Nitrate by Johnson], 02N.HN.CH2.CH2.NH+ (N03").CH2.CH2.NH.N02; mw 292.24, N 28.76%; crysts, mp 152.5-153.5°. Can be prepd as follows:
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