Tetranitromethane D013774

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Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Organic Chemicals [D02] » Hydrocarbons » Hydrocarbons, Acyclic » Alkanes » Nitroparaffins » Tetranitromethane

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Organic Chemicals [D02] » Nitro Compounds » Nitroparaffins » Tetranitromethane

Description

Corrosive oxidant, explosive; additive to diesel and rocket fuels; causes skin and lung irritation; proposed war gas. A useful reagent for studying the modification of specific amino acids, particularly tyrosine residues in proteins. Has also been used for studying carbanion formation and for detecting the presence of double bonds in organic compounds.   MeSH

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