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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Boron, cadmium, carbaryl, dibromoethane, kepone, toluenediamine, methyl mercury, and dinitrotoluene have been reported to be detrimental to either the density or the morphology of sperm (4,7-9); however, our patient was not significantly exposed to any of these chemicals.
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.
CUSTOMER CONTRACT SETTLEMENT By agreement dated 1 June 2007, the Company entered into a settlement with a customer to resolve a dispute related to a dinitrotoluene (DNT) supply agreement.
The modified tubes detected five gases, two of which bare tubes can't sense: the explosive dinitrotoluene and a derivative of the poison sarin.
One time he loaded a truck with five kilograms of dinitrotoluene (DNT, a less potent cousin of TNT, but which burns nicely if mixed with the proper oxidants), detonated it, and created a truck-sized crater in the ground.
Daelim submitted the lowest bid for the construction projects, which include production for toluene di-isocyanate (TDI), methylene di-para phenylene isocyanate (MDI), dinitrotoluene (DNT), mononitrobenzene (MNB), analine and formaline, sources said.