3D model (JSmol)
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|Explosive velocity||8870 m/s at density 1885 kg.m-3 (estimated)|
8335 m/s at density 1756 kg.m-3 (measured, small scale testing)
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
FOX-7 or 1,1-diamino-2,2-dinitroethylene is an insensitive high power explosive compound. It was first synthesized in 1998 by the FOA Defence Research Establishment (Sweden). 
FOX-7 is similar to the insensitive chemical compound TATB, which is a benzene ring compound with three amino and three nitro groups. FOX-7 has a linear two-carbon backbone rather than a benzene ring, but the amino and nitro groups have similar effects in both cases according to published reports on sensitivity and chemical decay processes of FOX-7.
Its explosive properties appear extremely favorable; in addition to its insensitive properties, the detonation velocity of mixtures of 80% FOX-7 plus binders are as high as Composition B, and nearly pure FOX-7 based plastic bonded explosives are slightly superior to RDX.  FOX-7 has been calculated to have a detonation velocity of 8,870 m/s.
The cost of FOX-7 is relatively high, and it is not known to be found in any production use to date.
- Computational Studies of FOX-7, a New Insensitive Explosive, Dorsett, 2000, accessed Aug 25, 2005
- DETONATION AND SENSITIVITY PROPERTIES OF FOX-7 AND FORMULATIONS CONTAINING FOX-7, Karlsson et al, 2002, accessed Aug 25, 2005