cellulose tetranitrate

cellulose tetranitrate
(C12H16N4O18)n, the principal constituent of pyroxylin.

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  • pyroxylin — Consists chiefly of cellulose tetranitrate, obtained by the action of nitric and sulfuric acid s on cotton; used in the preparation of collodion. SYN: colloxylin, dinitrocellulose, nitrocellulose, soluble gun cotton, xyloidin. [ …   Medical dictionary

  • PETN — See pentaerythritol tetranitrate. * * * ▪ chemical compound abbreviation  of Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate,         a highly explosive organic compound belonging to the same chemical family as nitroglycerin i.e., the nitric acid esters of… …   Universalium

  • EXPLOSIVES (SUBSTANCES) — On désigne sous le nom de substances explosives des composés définis ou des mélanges de corps capables, par des décompositions chimiques, de libérer en un temps très court leur énergie potentielle, cette libération s’accompagnant le plus souvent… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • explosive — explosively, adv. explosiveness, n. /ik sploh siv/, adj. 1. tending or serving to explode: an explosive temper; Nitroglycerin is an explosive substance. 2. pertaining to or of the nature of an explosion: explosive violence. 3. likely to lead to… …   Universalium

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