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Chemical structure of pentanitroaniline

Pentanitroaniline is an explosive organic compound.

Pentanitroaniline can be reacted with ammonia in benzene, dichloromethane or another similar solvent to produce triaminotrinitrobenzene (TATB), a useful explosive.

Pentanitroaniline is labeled by the United States Department of Transportation (DoT) as "forbidden explosive" that is too dangerous to transport over public thoroughfares or by air.

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