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2,4-Dinitrohenol

Synopsis
Podcast from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s online journal Chemistry World. Simon Cotton investigates 2,4-dinitrophal, an explosive nitro-compound. In the early 1930s, a team of researchers at Stanford University studied the effect of DNP on human metabolism. It was found that moderate doses of DNP produced a 50% increase in metabolic rate and it was soon used in diet pills. The compound was shown to have severe side effects with some fatalities. The drug is still obtainable on the internet and there is as yet is no antidote to DHP poisoning.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2015
Year of production
2015
Subjects
Chemistry; Medical sciences
Keywords
dieting; pharmacology; slimming aids

Production Company

Name

Chemistry World

Email
http://www.rsc.org/locations-contacts/contact-us
Web
http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1223 420066
Address
Thomas Graham House
Cambridge
Notes
The online journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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