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2-4-dinitrophenol
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Description

Dinitrophenol (DNP) is a synthetic chemical compound that has been used as a pesticide, herbicide, and industrial dye. It is also used as a weight-loss drug, although it is not approved by the FDA for this purpose. DNP is toxic and can cause serious side effects, including fever, nausea, vomiting, sweating, rapid heart rate, and even death. Long-term use of DNP can lead to cataracts, skin lesions, and liver damage.

Associated brand names:
  ▸ Dinitro-X
  ▸ Dinitro-Plus
  ▸ Dinitro-Max
  ▸ Dinitro-Plus-Plus
  ▸ Dinitro-Ultra

Synonyms
  • dinitrophenol
Classifications
  • herbicide
  • pesticide

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