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.
Air Products and Chemicals, Lehigh Valley, PA, has brought on stream a 500 million pounds-per-year dinitrotoluene (DNT) production facility in Geismar, LA that will supply the North American DNT requirements of BASF and Rubicon.
The modified tubes detected five gases, two of which bare tubes can't sense: the explosive dinitrotoluene and a derivative of the poison sarin.
Examples of plasticizers include nitroglycerine, dibutyl phthalate, dinitrotoluene, ethyl centralite, and triacetin.