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The Mont-Blanc was packed full of TNT, picric acid, gun cotton and aircraft fuel.
Experiments with a compound called TNP (2,4,6-trinitrophenol, also known as picric acid), which researchers often use to study obesity and diabetes, show that in mice the therapy can promote the formation of new bone.
Mustard gas, picric acid, and TNT—all organic molecules—made for unimaginably destructive weapons.
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First Known Use: circa 1838See Words from the same year
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