Agent Name

Trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid

Alternative Name

Picryl sulfonic acid

CAS Number

2508-19-2

Formula

C6-H3-N3-O9-S

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2,4,6-Trinitrobenzene-1-sulfonic acid; 2,4,6-Trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid; Picryl sulfonic acid; 2,4,6-Trinitrobenzenesulphonic acid; Benzenesulfonic acid, 2,4,6-trinitro-; [ChemIDplus] TNBS; [RTECS] UN0386

Category

Explosives

Description

Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent to neutralize peptide terminal amino groups; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

A detonating explosive and strong oxidizing agent; [CAMEO] Explosive; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; May cause skin sensitization; Toxic by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Picryl chloride."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.2E-12 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Explosives, division 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, or 1.5."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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