dinitrotoluene

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dinitrotoluene

[dī¦nī·trō′täl·yə‚wēn]
(organic chemistry)
Any one of six isomeric substitution products of benzene having the empirical formula CH3C6H3(NO2)2; they are high explosives formed by nitration of toluene. Abbreviated DNT.
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The hazardous substances covered in this volume are ammonia; 2-butanone oxime; 2-butenal, dicyclopentadiene; 2,4- dinitrotoluene, 2,6-dinitrotoluene, and 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene; hydrogen fluoride and fluorides; halogenetic anesthetic gases; sulfuric acid; oleum; thiourea; trichloroethene and tetrachloroethene; tryglycidyl isocyanurate; and zirconium.