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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Optimization for biodegradation of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) by Pseudomonas putida.
3:30 SCREENING ANTIOXIDANT PLANTS FOR PHYTOREMEDIATION ABILITY OF 2,4,6-TRINITROTOLUENE
RELEASE AND DEGRADATION OF SORBED 2,4,6-TRINITROTOLUENE BY A MICROBIAL CONSORTIUM.
The principal explosive contaminants are TNT (2,4,6-trinitrotoluene, RDX (hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro- 1,3,5-triazine, and HMX (octahydro-1,3, 5,7-tetranitro- 1,3,5,7-tetrazocine.
Army bases that manufactured 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene, or TNT, for weapons routinely flushed out the plants to reduce the risk of accidental explosions.
Kosloff, Mechanism of Thermal Unimolecular Decomposition of TNT (2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene): A DFT Study., J.
Schnoor, "Biodegradation of nitro-substituted explosives 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene, hexahydro 1.3.5- trinitro-1,3,5-triazine, and octahydro-13,5,7-tet-ranitro 1.3.5- tetrazocine by a phytosymbiotic Methylobacterium sp.
Bioremediation of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene under field conditions, Environmental Science & Technology 41: 1378-1383.
Zhou, "Cuprous oxide created on sepiolite: preparation, characterization, and photocatalytic activity in treatment of red water from 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene manufacturing," Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol.
Perkins and Lotufo (2003) isolated several genes from Leptocheirus plumulosus and developed a quantitative assay to measure the effects of water exposure to 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene and phenanthrene on gene expression.