PETN, molecular formula
. Ideal detonation velocity
at a density of 1773 Kgm-3
PETN is a very brisant explosive
with a wide range of uses in both the military
PETN is used in detcord (primacord) and is also produced as a sheet explosive, useful for hardening, welding and shaping metal
Brand names under which PETN is sold as a vasodilator include Vasodiatol, Metranil, and Cardiacap.