Picric Acid, 10% water

Picric Acid, 10% water (C6H3N3O7) is a paste consisting of the yellow crystalline solid mixed with water. The dry chemical compound is a sensitive high explosive. The mixture with water is considered safe for storage, handling and shipping. Can be detonated with a number 8 electric blasting cap. The primary hazard is blast where the entire load explodes instantaneously and not from flying projectiles fragments. Can explode under prolonged exposure to heat. . Even though it is not flammable, we still recommend a secure chemical storage building or container that meets specific regulations for storing Picric Acid, 10% water. That’s why we suggest one of the following: SUPERLoc, DRUMLoc, FIRELoc

Picric Acid, 10% water Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Non-Flammable
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant, approved flammables storage buildings, separated from oxidizers and sources of ignition.
  • Compatible Details: Strong oxidizing agents, bases, ammonia, strong reducing agents.
  • Description: Picric acid is the chemical compound formally called 2,4,6-trinitrophenol. This yellow crystalline solid is one of the most acidic phenols. Like other highly nitrated compounds such as TNT, picric acid is an explosive.
  • Classification: CLASS 3
  • Brand Name: n/a

Picric Acid, 10% water Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C6H3N3O7 1.76 g/cm³ N/A 2,4,6-Trinitrophenol 229.1 g/mol Water 122.5°C




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