Butyl-NENA is the most common product within the “NENA” family of energetic plasticisers. It looks very similar to Nitroglycerin but is less energetic and much safer to handle and use.
Butyl-NENA may replace Nitroglycerin in a number of applications and is also typically used as an ingredient in various propellants.
Butyl-NENA is a yellowish thin oily liquid with a density of 1.21 g/cm3. The product is classified as 1.3C. Chemring Nobel has produced NENA’s in industrial quantities since 1998 and uses a patented manufacturing process.
CHN manufactures other members of the “NENA” family as well, such as MEN-42 (which is a eutectic mixture of Methyl- and Ethyl-NENA), Ethyl- and Propyl-NENA.
Butyl NENA (known as BuNENA) is a member of the family of energetic plasticizers known as NENA’s (Nitrato Ethyl Nitramines).
NENA’s possess both a nitrate ester and a nitramine moiety, and consequently are of high interest to both the gun propulsion and IM rocket propulsion communities. This should also make them of interest to the IM explosive community. NENA’s offer several benefits as energetic materials. Their most outstanding properties are:
A large family of alkyl NENA’s is available — methyl, ethyl, propyl, and butyl, among others — offering a wide range of heats of explosion from a maximum of 1113 cal/gram (MeNENA) to 259 cal/gram (BuNENA), and even lower for the higher molecular weight homologues.
Further information can be provided if requested.
Product name: Bu-NENA
Appearance: Light amber, oily liquid
Molecular weight: 207.2
Melting point: -27 °C
Density: 1.22 g/cm3
Transport classification: 1.3C
UN-number: 0477, 0190
CAS no.: 82486-82-6
REACH Reg No.:
EC no.: 279-976-7
Safety Data Sheet: MSDS Butyl-NENA
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