: a light yellow crystalline compound C6H3(NO2)3 that is a more powerful yet more stable explosive than trinitrotoluene but is little used because of the difficulties of its preparation usually indirectly from toluene

called also TNB, 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary trinitr- + benzene

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“Trinitrobenzene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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