Trinitromethane, also referred to as nitroform, is a nitroalkane and oxidizer with chemical formula HC(NO2)3. It was first obtained in 1857 as the ammonium salt by the Russian chemist Leon Nikolaevich Shishkov (1830–1908). In 1900, it was discovered that nitroform can be produced by the reaction of acetylene with anhydrous nitric acid. This method went on to become the industrial process of choice during the 20th century. Wikipedia

Data from the Hazardous Materials Table

Source: 49 CFR §172 (2018/07)

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(8B) Non-bulk n/asee 49 CFR §173. n/a
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Segregation Chart for Load, Transport, Storage

In this table a statement is contained for each hazard class whether the loading, transport or storage with other hazard classes is allowed, is not permitted or is restricted. The table is based on U.S.-Code 49 CFR §177.848.

Substances with similar name

UN-NumberNameHazard Class
UN 1261Nitromethane3
UN 1510Tetranitromethane6.1
Trimethylol nitromethane trinitrateForbidden