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Definition of "dinitrotoluene" [dinitrotoluene]

  • Any of six isomeric compounds formed by the nitration of toluene, but especially 1-methyl-2,6-dinitro benzene that is used as an explosive (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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  • "In the report, the researchers tested the nanosensors on five different chemical odorants, including methanol and dinitrotoluene, or DNT, a common chemical that is also frequently a component of military-grade explosives."
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