explosive agents


Summary: Substances that are energetically unstable and can produce a sudden expansion of the material, called an explosion, which is accompanied by heat, pressure and noise. Other things which have been described as explosive that are not included here are explosive action of laser heating, human performance, sudden epidemiological outbreaks, or fast cell growth.

Top Publications

  1. Cumberland S. Banning cluster munitions. Bull World Health Organ. 2009;87:8-9 pubmed
  2. Priyanka -, Shorie M, Bhalla V, Pathania P, Suri C. Nanobioprobe mediated DNA aptamers for explosive detection. Chem Commun (Camb). 2014;50:1080-2 pubmed
    ..The selected binders having an affinity of ~10(-7) M were used in the newly developed electrochemical aptasensor, exhibiting a detection limit of around 1 ppb for trinitrotoluene. ..
  3. Sandvall B, Jacobson L, Miller E, Dodge R, Alex Quistberg D, Rowhani Rahbar A, et al. Fireworks type, injury pattern, and permanent impairment following severe fireworks-related injuries. Am J Emerg Med. 2017;35:1469-1473 pubmed publisher
    ..Two patients died. Severe fireworks-related injuries from homemade fireworks and shells/mortars have specific injury patterns. Shells/mortars disproportionately cause permanent impairment from eye and hand injury. ..
  4. Isaiah A, Hoffmann A, Kelley R, Mundell P, Steiner J, Suchodolski J. Characterization of the nasal and oral microbiota of detection dogs. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0184899 pubmed publisher
    ..Our initial data also shows that there is a temporal variation in alpha diversity in nasal samples in detection canines. ..
  5. Hayden E. Bioengineers debate use of military money. Nature. 2011;479:458 pubmed publisher
  6. Duttine A, Hottentot E. Landmines and explosive remnants of war: a health threat not to be ignored. Bull World Health Organ. 2013;91:160-160A pubmed publisher
  7. Noctor G. PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY. Lighting the fuse on toxic TNT. Science. 2015;349:1052-3 pubmed publisher
  8. Oh S, Seo Y, Ryu K, Park D, Lee S. Redox and catalytic properties of biochar-coated zero-valent iron for the removal of nitro explosives and halogenated phenols. Environ Sci Process Impacts. 2017;19:711-719 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggested that biomass could be used to synthesize a novel sorbent and catalyst for treating redox-sensitive contaminants in natural and engineered systems. ..
  9. Heerspink B, Pandey S, Boukhalfa H, Ware D, Marina O, Perkins G, et al. Fate and transport of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) and its degradation products in sedimentary and volcanic rocks, Los Alamos, New Mexico. Chemosphere. 2017;182:276-283 pubmed publisher
    ..0 to 1.8 and Kd values varying from 0 to 0.70 L/kg. Results also showed no measurable differences between the transport properties of RDX and its degradation products. ..

More Information


  1. Chatterjee S, Deb U, Datta S, Walther C, Gupta D. Common explosives (TNT, RDX, HMX) and their fate in the environment: Emphasizing bioremediation. Chemosphere. 2017;184:438-451 pubmed publisher
    ..Critical evaluation has also been made to encompass the recent knowledge and advancement about bioremediation and phytoremediation of explosives (especially TNT, RDX and HMX) along with the molecular mechanisms of biodegradation. ..
  2. Peveler W, Jaber S, Parkin I. Nanoparticles in explosives detection - the state-of-the-art and future directions. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2017;13:490-494 pubmed publisher