trinitrotoluene


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trinitrotoluene

 [tri-ni″tro-tol´u-ēn]
TNT: a high explosive derived from toluene; it sometimes causes poisoning in those who work with it, marked by dermatitis, gastritis, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, and flatulence.

tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ene (TNT),

(trī'nī-trō-tol'yū-ēn),
An explosive made by the nitrification of toluene; it causes gastric and intestinal disturbances and dermatitis in workers in munition factories.
Synonym(s): trinitrotoluol

trinitrotoluene

/tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ene/ (TNT) (-tol´u-ēn) a high explosive derived from toluene; it sometimes causes poisoning in those who work with it, marked by dermatitis, gastritis, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, and flatulence.

tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ene

(TNT) (trī'nī-trō-tol'yū-ēn)
An explosive made by the nitrification of toluene; causes gastric and intestinal disturbances and dermatitis in workers in munition factories.
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It's like a pile of trinitrotoluene (TNT) about the size of Rhode Island reaching 8 miles into the sky.
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The Nomadics system can detect concentrations of trinitrotoluene (TNT) as low as 100 parts per quadrillion, which is equivalent to detecting an eyedropper of a chemical dissolved into a volume that could fill 25 Exxon Valdez-size supertankers, asserts Cumming.
One for trinitrotoluene is a colorimetric procedure, and the other for carcinogenic polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons uses the Quick Test photochemical procedure.
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According to the spokesman, some detainees are suspected of providing detonator cords and trinitrotoluene for the bomb attack on the Australian Embassy in Jakarta in September last year, in which 10 people died.
One aspect of this research includes determining how much chemical residue remains after the explosion of ordnance--to include trinitrotoluene (TNT), cyclotrimethylene trinitramine (RDX), and high-melting explosive (HMX).
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