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Tri-cyclic acetone peroxide, explosive

Tri-cyclic acetone peroxide, explosive

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DR MARK J. WINTER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR MARK J. WINTER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Tri-cyclic acetone peroxide. Computer graphic of a molecule of the explosive TCAP (tri-cyclic acetone peroxide, chemical formula: C9.H18.O6). This is a colour-coded electron-density map: oxygen is red, carbon is grey, and hydrogen is blue. This is a very unstable molecule and heat or physical shock can cause a mass of TCAP to explode in a violent reaction with oxygen in air. It is used by bombers and terrorists because it is an explosive that can be prepared from common household chemicals. It is thought that this explosive was used in the 7 July 2005 bombings in London, England.

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