phenol, 2,4,6-trinitro-

phenol, 2,4,6-trinitro-,

IUPAC name for picric acidpicric acid
or 2,4,6-trinitrophenol
, C6H2(NO2)3OH, a toxic yellow crystalline solid that melts at 122°C; and is soluble in most organic solvents. Picric acid is a derivative of phenol.
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