Todd: I'd be very cautious about neutralizing picric acid with a base. Mixed wit h KOH (or NaOH) and crystallized gets you potassium picrate, a quite compet ant explosive. Picric acid isn't a very strong acid - I'd leave it alone, personally.
Debbie --------------- -----Original Message----- From: Todd Date: March 31, 2009 5:41:33 PM EDT (CA) Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Picric acid Out of curiosity, what would be the best base with which to neutralize it? Todd Perkins, BSc, MBA Director of Safety Airgas Mid America p3wt3r**At_Symbol_Here**charter.net (Personal email)
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