Trinitrophenetole

  • Ethyl picrate
  • Picryl ethyl ether
  • 2,4,6-Trinitrophenetole
  • 2-Ethoxy-1,3,5-trinitrobenzene
  • 1-Ethoxy-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene
  • Ethyl 2,4,6-trinitrophenyl ether
Formula
C6H(NO2)3(OCH2CH3)
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
4732-14-3
UN (DOT)
0218
Beilstein/Gmelin
2062144
Beilstein Reference
4-06-00-01456

Properties.
Formula
C8H7N3O7
Formula mass
257.16
Melting point, °C
76 - 78
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
2.22
Heat of vaporization
79.0 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Make no contact with the spilled material. ELIMINATE ignition sources and ground all equipment. DO NOT OPERATE RADIO TRANSMITTERS WITHIN 100 meters OF ELECTRIC DETONATORS. DO NOT CLEAN-UP OR DISPOSE OF, EXCEPT UNDER SUPERVISION OF A SPECIALIST.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Use plenty of water - FLOOD it! If water is not available, use carbon dioxide, dry chemical or dirt. Pay special attention to tire fires as re-ignition may occur. Stand by with extinguisher ready.
Hazards
May explode and throw fragments 1600 meters or more if fire reaches cargo.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Flush skin with running water for at least 20 minutes.
   Eyes
Flush skin with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
0218
Response guide
Hazard class
1.1D
Packing Group
II