styphnic acid


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styphnic acid

[′stif·nik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C6H(OH)2(HO2)3 An explosive, yellow, crystalline compound, melting at 179-180°C, slightly soluble in water; used in explosives as a priming agent.
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