|Definition||:||Royal Demolition eXplosive|
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What does RDX mean?
RDX or Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine or Cyclonite, is an organic compound with the formula (O2N2CH2)3. It is an explosive widely used in military and industrial applications. RDX was discovered by Georg Friedrich Henning of Germany in 1898. It was first used to produce strong explosives during the Second World War.
The name RDX was coined by the British.
According to some sources, RDX stands for Royal Demolition eXplosive or Research Department eXplosive.