2,4,6-Trinitrobenzoic Acid
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Title: 2,4,6-Trinitrobenzoic Acid
CAS Registry Number: 129-66-8
Additional Names: sym-Trinitrobenzoic acid
Molecular Formula: C7H3N3O8
Molecular Weight: 257.11
Percent Composition: C 32.70%, H 1.18%, N 16.34%, O 49.78%
Literature References: Prepd by chromic acid oxidation of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene: Clarke, Hartman, Org. Synth. 2, 95 (1922); Kastens, Kaplan, Ind. Eng. Chem. 42, 402 (1950).
Properties: Orthorhombic crystals from water, mp 228.7°. Sublimes with decompn forming CO2 and trinitrobenzene. Soly at 25°: 2.05% (w/w) in water, 26.6% in alcohol, 14.7% in ether. Also sol in acetone, methanol; slightly sol in benzene.
Melting point: mp 228.7°

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