trinitrophenol love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Picric acid.

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  • n. picric acid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Picric acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A substance, C6H2.HO.(NO2)3, produced by the action of concentrated nitric acid on phenol or carbolic acid from coal-tar, and obtainable also by several other reactions.

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Examples

  • The chemical can be used to make the explosive trinitrophenol, also known as TNP, court documents say.

    Saudi man charged with plotting terrorist attack

  • Phenol can be used to make the explosive trinitrophenol.

    Saudi student charged with plotting terrorist attack

  • The Saudi student was arrested after he attempted to purchase over the Internet the chemical phenol, a key ingredient in the explosive trinitrophenol, or TNP, according to an FBI chemist cited in the affidavit.

    FBI: Saudi student bought materials for bomb, considered Bush home as target

  • The FBI says phenol has common legitimate uses but can be used to make trinitrophenol, an explosive also known as picric acid.

    FBI Arrests a Suspected Bomb Plotter

  • A North Carolina company alerted federal agents Feb. 1 after Aldawsari tried to buy online 10 bottles of the toxic chemical phenol, which can be used to make the explosive trinitrophenol, also known as TNP, USA TODAY's Kevin Johnson wrote earlier this month when court documents were released.

    Saudi student in Texas denies U.S. bomb plot

  • Of the nitro-compounds, trinitrophenol, C_6H_2 (NO_2) _3OH (picric acid), was investigated.

    Synthetic Tannins

  • A saturated solution is prepared by dissolving 140 grains of recrystallized picric acid (carbazotic acid, or, more correctly, trinitrophenol) in 1 pint of water with heat, and decanting the clear solution.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 611, September 17, 1887

  • The FBI said the North Carolina company reported the attempts to purchase 1.3 gallons of phenol, a chemical that can be used to make the explosive trinitrophenol, also known as TNP, or picric acid.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Ten 500-millimeter bottles of 80%-concentration phenol, which can be used to make the explosive trinitrophenol, had been bought for $434.57 on Aldawsari's debit card, and were to have arrived via FedEx.

    latimes.com - News

  • Aldawsari, investigators allege, bought "concentrated nitric and sulfuric acids" and tried to buy phenol - which "can ... be used to make the explosive trinitrophenol, also known as T.N.P., or picric acid."

    NPR Topics: News

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