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trinitrotoluene


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A yellow highly explosive crystalline solid, CH3C6H2(NO2)3; r.d. 1.65; m.p. 82°C. It is made by nitrating toluene (methylbenzene), the systematic name being 1-methyl-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene.

Subjects: Environmental Science — Public Health and Epidemiology.


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