dinitrophenol

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dinitrophenol

[dī¦nī·trō′fē‚nȯl]
(organic chemistry)
Any one of six isomeric substituent products of benzene having the empirical formula (NO2)2C6H3OH.
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Laccase was immobilized in this research on porous silica beads with nanometric pores by using a fungi enzyme, and 2,4-dinitrophenol pollutants were eliminated afterwards.
Slimming tablets containing the chemical DNP, or 2,4-Dinitrophenol, have been linked to three deaths in the UK this year.
The Food Standards Agency says 2,4-Dinitrophenol, known as DNP, is still available and being used by some people within the body building community and by those trying to lose weight - but can be lethal.

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