|NOUN || nitroglycerine | - |
|SYNO ||glyceryl trinitrate | nitroglycerin | nitroglycerine | ...|
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- also known as blasting gelatin or simply "jelly", is an explosive material consisting of collodion-cotton (a type of nitrocellulose or guncotton) dissolved in either nitroglycerine or nitroglycol and mixed with wood pulp and saltpetre (sodium nitrate or potassium nitrate).
- Caustic soda is used to break down the molecule of nitroglycerine to produce nitrite ions.
- DuPont stopped producing nitroglycerine-based dynamite in 1976, replacing it with Tovex.
- This is why nitroglycerine is given to a person having a heart attack.
- Many of these mixtures show sensitivity to impact even higher than that of nitroglycerine.
- By the 1970s the factory in Penrhyndeudraeth supplied 90% of the explosives for the British coal industry in the form of nitroglycerine-based explosive products.
- The test was used in forensics for many years to test for the traces of nitroglycerine. Caustic soda is used to break down sample containing nitroglycerine to produce nitrite ions.
- Ballistite is a smokeless propellant made from two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine. It was developed and patented by Alfred Nobel in the late 19th century.
- Double-base propellant (nitrocellulose/nitroglycerine) was the UK standard but one mark used US single-base (nitrocellulose only).
- McAlpine had a long friendship with David Orme Masson, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne known for his work on the explosive compound nitroglycerine.
- The London Underground was also targeted: on 2 May a highly unstable nitroglycerine bomb was discovered on the platform at Piccadilly Circus tube station.
- Includes buildings and structures associated with nitroglycerine production, acid and chemical production, gun cotton production, incorporation of gun cotton and cordite with mineral jelly and acetone, pressing and reeling the cordite and drying and storage of cordite.
- The Maguire Seven were charged with possessing nitroglycerine allegedly passed to the IRA to make bombs after the police raided the West Kilburn house of Anne Maguire (Conlon’s aunt) on 3 December 1974.
- Although Nobel always acknowledged and honored Sobrero as the man who had discovered nitroglycerine, Sobrero was dismayed by the uses to which the explosive had been put and claimed he was almost ashamed by his discovery.
- Mohaupt's interest was in explosives, which he experimented with in his laboratory in Zurich. He applied for his first patent on a manufacturing process for nitroglycerine on 5 August 1935.
- The only way to extinguish the flames and cap the well is an explosion caused by nitroglycerine.
- During bouts of headaches, triggers such as alcohol, nitroglycerine and naps during the day should be avoided.
- Since cordite contained guncotton (nitrocellulose) and nitroglycerine, cartridges loaded with this formulation were often prefixed by “nitro” as a means of differentiation.
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