Picrylsulfonic acid, 5% water solution 100 grams
Picrylsulfonic acid, 5% water solution, or Trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (C6H3N3O9S), is a nitrosyl oxidizing acid. Due to its extreme oxidative properties, if mixed with reducing agents including hydrides, sulfides, and nitrides, it may begin a vigorous reaction that culminates in almost immediate detonation. The aromatic nitro compounds may explode in the presence of a base such as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide even in the presence of water or organic solvents because of the explosive tendencies of aromatic nitro compounds which increase in the presence of multiple nitro groups. Not much is known about this compound, but it is used as a peptide terminal amino group neutralizer and is currently being investigated for its effects on the immune system.
- CAS Number: 2508-19-2
- Alternative Names: TNBS, 2,4,6-Trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid solution
- Product Weight: 100 grams
- Assay: 95% min.
- Container: 4 Ounce Amber Glass Bottle
- Pricing: $800/100g
- Availability: In Stock
The primary usage of Picrylsulfonic acid, 5% water solution is to neutralize peptide terminal amino groups in scientific research. Occasionally it is used as a detonator for certain other explosive compounds. It is also used to induce colitis in the colon of laboratory animals in order to model inflammatory bowel disease and post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome.