The explosive nitro element CH(NO2)3, analagous to chloroform; trinitromethane
A nitro by-product of methane, analogous to chloroform, acquired as a colorless greasy or crystalline substance, CH.(NO2)3, quite explosive, and achieving well-defined acid properties.
A colorless crystalline ingredient, CH(NO2)3, made by the action of water on trinitro-acetonitrile; trinitromethane. It melts at 15° C., explodes when rapidly heated, is a solid monobasic acid, and provides yellowish solutions and colored salts.