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During the first World War the Germans used a mixture of trinitroanisol and hexanitrodiphenyl sulfide in bombs.

Trinitrophenetol or ethyl picrate, m.p. 78°, is prepared by the same methods as trinitroanisol. The explosive properties of the two substances have been studied by Desparmets and Calinaud, and by Desvergnes, who has reported the results of the earlier workers together with data of his own and discussions of methods of manufacture and of the explosive properties of mixtures with picric acid, ammonium nitrate, etc. Drop test with a 5-kilogram weight were as follows:

Height of Drop, Centimeters Per Cent Explosion

Picric acid 30 50

Trinitroaniaol 100 20

Trinitroanisol 110 30

Trinitrophenetol 100 10

Trinitrophenetol 110 10

Velocities of detonation (densities not reported) were trinitroanisol 7640 meters per second, trinitrophenetol 6880, and, for comparison, TNT 6880 meters per second. Pellets of the compressed explosives fired in the manometric bomb gave the results tabulated below.

Density op Pressure: Kilos Per Loading Square Centimeter

Picric acid 0.20 2310

Picric acid 0.20 2350

Picric acid 0.20 2210

Trinitroanisol 0.20 2222

Trinitroanisol 0.20 2250

Trinitroaniaol 0.20 2145

Trinitrophenetol 0.20 1774

Picric acid 0.25 3230

Trinitroanisol 0.25 2850

Trinitrophenetol 0.25 2490

Trinitrophenetol 0.30 3318

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