Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 11:28:37 -0700
Reply-To: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: 5 more on RE: [DCHAS-L] Picric acid
In-Reply-To: <34E5F2C6-418F-4104-A6F4-239E5DE25D91**At_Symbol_Here**>


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.


-----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  

Todd Perkins, BSc, MBA
Director of Safety
Airgas Mid America
p3wt3r**At_Symbol_Here** (Personal email)

Previous post   |  Top of Page   |   Next post

The content of this page reflects the personal opinion(s) of the author(s) only, not the American Chemical Society, ILPI, Safety Emporium, or any other party. Use of any information on this page is at the reader's own risk. Unauthorized reproduction of these materials is prohibited. Send questions/comments about the archive to
The maintenance and hosting of the DCHAS-L archive is provided through the generous support of Safety Emporium.