picric acid

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a yellow toxic highly explosive strong acid

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The ordnance compound of concern, 2,4,6-TNP (2,4,6-trinitrophenol or picric acid), was considered of priority for this study.
Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, "Photodegradation of 2,4,6-trinitrophenol catalyzed by Zn/MgO nanoparticles prepared under aqueous-organic medium," Korean Journal ofChemical Engineering, vol.
Heiss et al., "npd gens functions of Rhodococcus (opacus) erythropolis HL PM-1 in the inicial stops of 2,4,6-trinitrophenol degradation," Microbiology vol.
26 The versatile chemical 2,4,6-trinitrophenol is a useful dye and antiseptic and was once the most important military explosive - what is its common name?
The reaction of picric acid (2,4,6-trinitrophenol) with creatinine under strongly alkaline conditions, originally described by Jaffe >100 years ago [1], remains the most common means of measuring creatinine in clinical samples.