A large truck loaded with tons of trinitrotoluene and masked with sacks of cement approached a group of administrative buildings in the regional center of Znamenskoie.
He said most of the materials found in two backpacks in the house was trinitrotoluene , a toxic chemical compound used in high explosives, such as that used in last month's bombing.
In combination with nitric acid, toluene gives trinitrotoluene .
Scientists have developed a new polymer that greatly increases the sensitivity of chemical detection systems for explosives such as trinitrotoluene .
According to the spokesman, some detainees have been suspected of providing detonator cords and trinitrotoluene for the bomb attack on the Australian Embassy in Jakarta in September last year, which killed 10 people.
‘When arrested, they were carrying ready-to-explode bombs consisting of detonators, batteries, trinitrotoluene , black powder, bullets from FN-type pistols and metal scraps inside waist-bags,’ he said.
Commerically important nitro compounds include nitrobenzene; nitrotoluenes; dinitrobenzenes; nitrochlorobenzenes; 2,4, 6 - trinitrotoluene (better known as the explosive TNT); nitroglycerin, and picric acid.
Promising results have been obtained with plants expressing bacterial enzymes to detoxify trinitrotoluene , or overexpressing a plant enzyme to degrade trichlorphenol and other phenolic compounds.
In all cases, chemical explosives such as 2,4, 6 - trinitrotoluene , black powder (potassium nitrate, sulfur, charcoal), liquid gasoline, or natural gas were involved.
The explosives, consisting of trinitrotoluene , potassium chlorate, sulfur and aluminum powder, were transported by a white delivery cargo van, the same vehicle used in the bombing attack, he said.