Controlled Explosion of 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazineJune 13, 2021
This is a clip of a controlled explosion carried out by the Metropolitan Police explosives team to dispose of a sample of 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine which is used for some high school chemistry lessons. 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine can become dangerous if stored incorrectly. This explosion was carried out as a precaution.
See this Guardian article for full details about this story: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/nov/02/bomb-disposal-squads-detonate-chemical-stocks-english-schools-a-level-chemistry-24-dnp