Agent Name

Ammonium picrate

CAS Number

131-74-8

Formula

C6-H3-N3-O7.H3-N

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2,4,6-Trinitrophenol ammonium salt; Ammonium carbazoate; Ammonium picronitrate; Explosive D; Obeline picrate; Phenol, 2,4,6-trinitro-, ammonium salt; Picratol; Picric acid, ammonium salt; UN0004; UN1310; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Explosives

Description

Bright yellow crystals; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in explosives, fireworks, rocket propellants, and medicines; [HSDB]

Comments

Severe poisoning after ingestion of 1-2 grams results in gastroenteritis, kidney failure, hepatitis, coma, and death. [CHRIS] A skin and eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization and dermatitis; An explosive hazard; [NJ-HSFS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.37E-11 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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