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Methyl picrate

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Methyl picrate Chemical Properties
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Methyl picrate Usage And Synthesis
  • UsesExplosive compositions.
  • General DescriptionA crystalline structure. Specific gravity of 1.4. Melting point 154°F. Highly toxic. May explode under exposure to intense heat or fire. Primary hazard is blast of an instantaneous explosion, not flying projectiles or fragments.
  • Air & Water ReactionsMethyl picrate is insoluble in water
  • Reactivity ProfileMethyl picrate is one of the least sensitive and shock safest explosives. Methyl picrate is quite toxic to humans and therefore, hasn't been used in general as an explosive.
  • Health HazardFire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
  • Fire HazardMAY EXPLODE AND THROW FRAGMENTS 1600 meters (1 MILE) OR MORE IF FIRE REACHES CARGO.
  • Purification MethodsCrystallise it from EtOH or MeOH. Dry it in vacuo.[Beilstein 6 H 288, 6 I 140, 6 II 280, 6 III 968, 6 IV 1456.]
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