TADA (Tetraacetyldiamino Hexaazaisowurtzitane), 98% Min.
TADA (Tetraacetyldiamino Hexaazaisowurtzitane, CAS #181940-38-5) is an intermediate precursor used in the synthesis CL-20 (aka Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane or HNIW.)
Compared to HMX alone, CL-20 offers a substantial performance increase in numerous ordnance systems, e.g. increased anti-armor penetration, enhanced missile payload and velocity, and improved gun propellant impetus. In addition, TADA-based CL-20 co-crystal exhibits low sensitivity to shock and temperature, making it compliant with IM (Insensitive Munitions) requirements.
To date, however, the manufacturing costs of an intermediate precursor renders CL-20 as a prohibitively expensive substitute for HMX. IPI and its manufacturing partners have recently developed a lower-cost, ultrahigh purity TADA. This development allows the production of a less expensive CL-20 product, approaching the effective cost of an HMX based propellant/explosive.