Ammonium 2,4,6-trinitrophenolate, Explosive D
Britain - Dunnite; Ammonium trinitrophenolate
France - Picrate d'ammoniaque
Germany - Ammoniumpikrat
Hungary - Dunnit robbanóanyag
Italy - Picrato ammonico; Picrato d'ammonio
Japan - Pikurinsan Ammonia
Russia - Pikrat ammonia; Pikrinovokislyi amonii
Spain - Picrato amónico
Since 1900 it has been used as an ingredient of military propellent and high explosive compositions. The terms Explosive D or Dunnite were code names originally applied to keep the composition secret.
The insensitivity of Ammonium Picrate to shock makes it a suitable bursting charge for armor piercing projectiles. It is also an ingredient of Picratol which can be cast loaded, and is used in some propellent compositions.