2,4,6-trinitrotoluene


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2,4,6-trinitrotoluene

[¦tü ¦fȯr ¦siks trī¦nī·trō′täl·yə‚wēn]
(organic chemistry)
CH3C6H2(NO2)3 Toxic, flammable, explosive, yellow crystals; soluble in alcohol and ether, insoluble in water; melts at 81°C; used as an explosive and chemical intermediate and in photographic chemicals. Abbreviated TNT.
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Effect of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene on soil bacterial communities, Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 35: 225-236.
Effects and bioavailability of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene in spiked and field-contaminated soils to indigenous microorganisms, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 18: 2681 -2688.
The goals of this project are: (1) to determine the acute toxicity of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) using the trypan blue dye exclusion and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assays; (2) to determine the cellular response mechanism of TNT in human hepatic carcinoma cell (HepG2) lines; and (3) to assess the genotoxic effects of TNT in HepG2 cells.
Ecotoxicological evaluation of in situ bioremediation of soils contaminated by the explosive 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT).