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2,4-di·ni·tro·phe·nol (DNP, Dnp),

N2pH-OH; a toxic dye, chemically related to trinitrophenol (picric acid), used in biochemical studies of oxidative processes where it uncouples oxidative phosphorylation; it is also a metabolic stimulant.
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C6H4N2O5; a toxic compound formerly used to make dyes.
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Logan, "Two deaths attributed to the use of 2,4-dinitrophenol," Journal of Analytical Toxicology, vol.
Different concentrations of energy inhibitor 2,4-dinitrophenol were then prepared.
2.2 Adsorption from aqueous solution of phenol and 2,4-dinitrophenol
In the case of 2,4-dinitrophenol, it's also deadly." Speaking after the Eloise' death, her mother said: "I didn't know that she had been taking it until after she had died.
[H.sub.2]S[O.sub.4], the pH of the extract was adjusted with NaOH using 2,4-dinitrophenol indicator.
Holub et al., "Neuritogenesis and neuronal differentiation promoted by 2,4-dinitrophenol, a novel anti-amyloidogenic compound," The FASEB Journal, vol.
coli with aromatic compounds, such as 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) and benzoate, has been reported [102, 103].
All media chemicals YEPD (yeast extract peptone dextrose), agar, rhodamine 6G (R6G), 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DOG), 2,4-dinitrophenol (2,4 DNP), and n-heptane, was purchased from HiMedia (Mumbai, India).
And the photocatalytic activity of the [Y.sub.2][O.sub.3]-ZnO complex oxides was studied using 2,4-dinitrophenol (2,4-DNP) as simulate phenolic wastewater.
Laccase was immobilized in this research on porous silica beads with nanometric pores by using a fungi enzyme, and 2,4-dinitrophenol pollutants were eliminated afterwards.
The Food Standards Agency says 2,4-Dinitrophenol, known as DNP, is still available and being used by some people within the body building community and by those trying to lose weight - but can be lethal.

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