Since these data show that tetryl is slightly more powerful than TNA, the superiority of TNA in the lead block test must be interpreted as indicating that TNA has the higher velocity of detonation.

Tetryl (tetralite, pyronite)

Tetryl or 2,4,6-trinitrophenylmethylnitramine was first described by Michler and Meyer in 1879, and was studied soon thereafter by van Romburgh and by Mertens. Van Romburgh proved its structure by synthesizing it from picryl chloride and potassium methylnitramine.


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