cyclonite


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cyclonite

(ˈsaɪkləˌnaɪt)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline insoluble explosive prepared by the action of nitric acid on hexamethylenetetramine; cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine: used in bombs and shells. Formula: C3H6N6O6
[C20: from cyclo- + (trimethylene-tri)nit(ramin)e]
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The key points of the report have been given as follows: ' the shell used in the incident 'does not belong to the standard ammunition of the Syrian army and was crudely according to type and parameters of the rocket-propelled unguided missiles manufactured in the north of Syria by the so-called Bashair al-Nasr brigade'; ' RDX, which is also known as hexogen or cyclonite, was used as the bursting charge for the shell, and it is 'not used in standard chemical munitions'; ' Soil and shell samples contain 'the non-industrially synthesized nerve agent sarin and disopropyl fluorophosphate,' which was 'used by Western states for producing chemical weapons during World War II.
One example is cyclonite, a toxic substance that may cause cancer.
147 of the bombers that reached the target dropped their bombs, which consisted of some 356 tons of 1,000-pound general purpose and cyclonite bombs.