Cyclonite (RDX)

IUPAC Name: 1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazinane

MCL: 0.002 ppm

Source: Used by the military as an explosive. May also be used as a pesticide.

Water Treatment: https://tdb.epa.gov/tdb/contaminant?id=10560

Summary: Cyclonite is commonly referred to as RDX (Royal Demolition eXplosive) or hexogen. It is a synthetic compound that is more explosive than TNT and has seen extensive military use since World War II. It may also be used as a rodenticide. It is soluble in water up to 59.7 mg/L at 25 C and has a density of 1.82 g/mL at 20 C. Koc values ranging from 42- 167 indicate moderate to high mobility within soil. Photodegradation from surface waters is expected to be a major fate process.

GHS Hazard Statement: H201, H301, H315, H316, H370, H372, H373, GHS01, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08