List of Explosive Materials

The following list was obtained from the 2010 List of Explosive Materials as provided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms .  This page was last updated on 4/18/11.

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A

  • Acetylides of heavy metals
  • Aluminum containing polymeric propellant
  • Aluminum ophorite explosive
  • Amatex
  • Amatol
  • Ammonal
  • Ammonium nitrate explosive mixtures (cap sensitive)
  • Ammonium nitrate explosive mixtures (non cap sensitive)
  • Ammonium perchlorate explosive mixtures
  • Ammonium perchlorate having particle size less than 15 microns
  • Ammonium picrate [picrate of ammonia, Explosive D]
  • Ammonium salt lattice with isomorphously substituted inorganic salts
  • ANFO [ammonium nitrate-fuel oil]
  • Aromatic nitro-compound explosive mixtures
  • Azide explosives

B

  • Baranol
  • Barotol
  • BEAF [1, 2-bis (2, 2-difluoro-2-nitroacetoxyethane)]
  • Black powder
  • Black powder based explosive mixtures
  • Blasting agents, nitro-carbo-nitrates, including non cap sensitive slurry and water gel explosives
  • Blasting caps
  • Blasting gelatin
  • Blasting powder
  • BTNEC [bis (trinitroethyl) carbonate]
  • BTNEN [bis (trinitroethyl) nitramine]
  • BTTN [1,2,4 butanetriol trinitrate]
  • Bulk salutes
  • Butyl tetryl

C

  • Calcium nitrate explosive mixture
  • Cellulose hexanitrate explosive mixture
  • Chlorate explosive mixtures
  • Composition A and variations
  • Composition B and variations
  • Composition C and variations
  • Copper acetylide
  • Cyanuric triazide
  • Cyclonite [RDX]
  • Cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine [HMX]
  • Cyclotol
  • Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine [RDX}

D

  • DATB [diaminotrinitrobenzene]
  • DDNP [diazodinitrophenol]
  • DEGDN [diethyleneglycol dinitrate]
  • Detonating cord
  • Detonators
  • Dimethylol dimethyl methane dinitrate composition
  • Dinitroethyleneurea
  • Dinitroglycerine [glycerol dinitrate]
  • Dinitrophenol
  • Dinitrophenolates
  • Dinitrophenyl hydrazine
  • Dinitroresorcinol
  • Dinitrotoluene-sodium nitrate explosive mixtures
  • DIPAM [dipicramide; diaminohexanitrobiphenyl]
  • Dipicryl sulfone
  • Dipicrylamine
  • Display fireworks
  • DNPA [2,2-dinitropropyl acrylate]
  • DNPD [dinitropentano nitrile]
  • Dynamite

E

  • EDDN [ethylene diamine dinitrate]
  • EDNA [ethylenedinitramine]
  • Ednatol
  • EDNP [ethyl 4,4-dinitropentanoate]
  • EGDN [ethylene glycol dinitrate]
  • Erythritol tetranitrate explosives
  • Esters of nitro-substituted alcohols
  • Ethyl-tetryl
  • Explosive conitrates
  • Explosive gelatins
  • Explosive mixtures containing oxygen releasing inorganic salts and hydrocarbons
  • Explosive mixtures containing oxygen releasing inorganic salts and nitro bodies
  • Explosive mixtures containing oxygen releasing inorganic salts and water insoluble fuels
  • Explosive mixtures containing oxygen releasing inorganic salts and water soluble fuels
  • Explosive mixtures containing sensitized nitromethane.
  • Explosive mixtures containing tetranitromethane (nitroform)
  • Explosive nitro compounds of aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Explosive organic nitrate mixtures
  • Explosive liquids
  • Explosive powders

F

  • Flash powder
  • Fulminate of mercury
  • Fulminate of silver
  • Fulminating gold
  • Fulminating mercury
  • Fulminating platinum
  • Fulminating silver

G

  • Gelatinized nitrocellolose
  • Gem-dinitro aliphatic explosive mixtures
  • Guanyl nitrosamino guanyl tetrazene
  • Guanyl nitrosamino guanylidene hydrazine
  • Guncotton

H

  • Heavy metal azides
  • Hexanite
  • Hexanitrodiphenylamine
  • Hexanitrostilbene
  • Hexogen (RDX)
  • Hexogene or octogene and a nitrated N-methylaniline
  • Hexolites
  • HMTD [hexamethylenetriperoxidediamine]
  • HMX [cyclo-1,3,5,7-tetramethylene 2,4,6,8-tetranitramine; Octogen]
  • Hydrazinium nitrate/hydrazine/aluminum explosive system
  • Hydrazoic acid

I

  • Igniter cord
  • Igniters
  • Initiating tube systems

K

  • KDNBF [potassium dinitrobenzofuroxane]

L

  • Lead azide
  • Lead mannite
  • Lead mononitroresorcinate
  • Lead picrate
  • Lead salts, explosive
  • Lead styphnate [styphnate of lead, lead trinitroresorcinate]
  • Liquid nitrated polyol and trimethylolethane
  • Liquid oxygen explosives

M

  • Magnesium ophorite explosives
  • Mannitol hexanitrate
  • MDNP [methyl 4,4-dinitropentanoate]
  • MEAN [monoethanolamine nitrate]
  • Mercuric fulminate
  • Mercury oxalate
  • Mercury tartrate
  • Metriol trinitrate
  • Minol-2 [40% TNT, 40% ammonium nitrate, 20% aluminum]
  • MMAN [monomethylamine nitrate]; methylamine nitrate
  • Mononitrotoluene-nitroglycerin mixture
  • Monopropellants

N

  • NIBTN [nitroisobutametriol trinitrate]
  • Nitrate explosive mixtures
  • Nitrate sensitized with gelled nitroparaffin
  • Nitrated carbohydrate explosive
  • Nitrated glucoside explosive
  • Nitrated polyhydric alcohol explosives
  • Nitric acid and a nitro aromatic compound explosive
  • Nitric acid and carboxylic fuel explosive
  • Nitric acid explosive mixtures
  • Nitro aromatic explosive mixtures
  • Nitro compounds of furane explosive mixtures
  • Nitrocellulose explosive
  • Nitroderivative of urea explosive mixture
  • Nitrogelatin explosive
  • Nitrogen trichloride
  • Nitrogen tri-iodide
  • Nitroglycerine [NG, RNG, nitro, glyceryl trinitrate, trinitroglycerine]
  • Nitroglycide
  • Nitroglycol (ethylene glycol dinitrate, EGDN)
  • Nitroguanidine explosives
  • Nitronium perchlorate propellant mixtures
  • Nitroparaffins Explosive Grade and ammonium nitrate mixtures
  • Nitrostarch
  • Nitro-substituted carboxylic acids
  • Nitrourea

O

  • Octogen [HMX]
  • Octol [75 percent HMX, 25 percent TNT]
  • Organic amine nitrates
  • Organic nitramines

P

  • PBX [plastic bonded explosives]
  • Pellet powder
  • Penthrinite composition
  • Pentolite
  • Perchlorate explosive mixtures
  • Peroxide based explosive mixtures
  • PETN [nitropentaerythrite, pentaerythrite tetranitrate, pentaerythritol tetranitrate]
  • Picramic acid and its salts
  • Picramide
  • Picrate explosives
  • Picrate of potassium explosive mixtures
  • Picratol
  • Picric acid (manufactured as an explosive)
  • Picryl chloride
  • Picryl fluoride
  • PLX [95% nitromethane, 5% ethylenediamine]
  • Polynitro aliphatic compounds
  • Polyolpolynitrate-nitrocellulose explosive gels
  • Potassium chlorate and lead sulfocyanate explosive
  • Potassium nitrate explosive mixtures
  • Potassium nitroaminotetrazole
  • Pyrotechnic compositions
  • PYX (2,6-bis(picrylamino))-3,5-dinitropyridine

R

  • RDX [cyclonite, hexogen, T4, cyclo-1,3,5,-trimethylene-2,4,6,-trinitramine; hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-S-triazine]

S

  • Safety fuse
  • Salts of organic amino sulfonic acid explosive mixture
  • Salutes, (bulk)
  • Silver acetylide
  • Silver azide
  • Silver fulminate
  • Silver oxalate explosive mixtures
  • Silver styphnate
  • Silver tartrate explosive mixtures
  • Silver tetrazene
  • Slurried explosive mixtures of water, inorganic oxidizing salt, gelling agent, fuel and sensitizer (cap sensitive)
  • Smokeless powder
  • Sodatol
  • Sodium amatol
  • Sodium azide explosive mixture
  • Sodium dinitro-ortho-cresolate
  • Sodium nitrate explosive mixtures
  • Sodium nitrate-potassium nitrate explosive mixture
  • Sodium picramate
  • Special fireworks
  • Squibs
  • Styphnic acid explosives

T

  • Tacot [tetranitro-2,3,5,6-dibenzo-1,3a,4,6a tetrazapentalene]
  • TATB [triaminotrinitrobenzene]
  • TATP [triacetonetriperoxide]
  • TEGDN [triethylene glycol dinitrate]
  • Tetranitrocarbazole
  • Tetrazene [tetracene, tetrazine, 1(5-tetrazolyl)-4-guanyl tetrazene hydrate]
  • Tetrazole explosives
  • Tetryl [2,4,6 tetranitro-N-methylaniline]
  • Tetrytol
  • Thickened inorganic oxidizer salt slurried explosive mixture
  • TMETN [trimethylolethane trinitrate]
  • TNEF [trinitroethyl formal]
  • TNEOC [trinitroethylorthocarbonate]
  • TNEOF [trinitroethylorthoformate]
  • TNT [trinitrotoluene, trotyl, trilite, triton]
  • Torpex
  • Tridite
  • Trimethylol ethyl methane trinitrate composition
  • Trimethylolthane trinitrate-nitrocellulose
  • Trimonite
  • Trinitroanisole
  • Trinitrobenzene
  • TrinitrobenzoicTrinitrobenzoic acid
  • Trinitrocresol
  • Trinitro-meta-cresol
  • Trinitronaphthalene
  • Trinitrophenetol
  • Trinitrophloroglucinol
  • Trinitroresorcinol
  • Tritonal

U

  • Urea nitrate

W

  • Water bearing explosives having salts of oxidizing acids and nitrogen bases, sulfates, or sulfamates (cap sensitive)
  • Water-in-oil emulsion explosive compositions

X

  • Xanthamonas hydrophilic colloid explosive mixture