Meaning of DINITROTOLUENE in English

“+ noun

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary dinitro- + toluene

: any of six isomeric toxic crystalline compounds CH 3 C 6 H 3 (NO 2 ) 3 formed by nitration of nitrotoluenes: as

a. : the yellow isomer obtained as the sole first product from para -nitrotoluene and used chiefly in making dyes and explosives — called also 2,4-dinitrotoluene

b. : a commercial mixture of two or more of the isomers

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