Pentolite, dry or wetted with less than 15 percent water, by mass


Pentolite is a composite high explosive used for military and civilian purposes, e.g., warheads and booster charges. It is made of PETN phlegmatized with TNT by melt casting.The most common military variety of pentolite (designated "Pentolite 50/50") is a mixture of 50% pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) and 50% trinitrotoluene (TNT). (Unlike other compound explosives, the number before the slash is the mass percentage of TNT and the second number is the mass percentage of PETN). This 50:50 mixture has a density of 1.65 g/cm3 and a detonation velocity of 7400 m/s. Civilian pentolite sometimes contains a lower percentage of PETN, usually around 2% ("Pentolite 98/2"), 5% ("Pentolite 95/5") or 10% ("Pentolite 90/10"). Wikipedia

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Data from the Hazardous Materials Table

Source: 49 CFR §172 (2018/07)

(3) Hazard Class

1.1
Explosives

(4) Identification number Help

UN 0151

(5) Packing Group Help

n/a

(6) Labels Help

Explosives (1.1D)

Compatibility group of explosives - Description of substances or article to be classified

Group: D

Secondary detonating explosive substance or black powder or article containing a secondary detonating explosive substance, in each case without means of initiation and without a propelling charge, or article containing a primary explosive substance and containing two or more effective protective features.

Source: 49 CFR §173.52

(7) Special Provisions (§172.102) Help

(8) Packing Authorizations (§173.***) Help

(8A) ExceptionsNone
(8B) Non-bulk62see 49 CFR §173.62
(8C) BulkNone

(9) Quantity Limits Help

(9A) Passenger aircraft/railForbidden
(9B) Cargo aircraft onlyForbidden

(10) Vessel stowage Help

(10A) Location
(10B) Other

Segregation Chart for Load, Transport, Storage

In this table a statement is contained for each hazard class whether the loading, transport or storage with other hazard classes is allowed, is not permitted or is restricted. The table is based on U.S.-Code 49 CFR §177.848.

red May not be loaded, transported, or stored together in the same transport vehicle or storage facility.
green Load, transport, storage together is not restricted.
yellow Load, transport, storage together is allowed under restrictions.

Substances with similar name

UN-NumberNameHazard Class