A highly nitrated form of nitrocellulose, used as an explosive.
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- Nitrogen is an important component of common chemical explosives like TNT, nitroglycerin, gunpowder, guncotton, nitrocellulose, picric acid, and ammonium nitrate.
- Cellulose trinitrate on the other hand is an explosive (guncotton). Cordite is made from guncotton and nitroglycerine.
- Dynamite (based on nitroglycerine) and guncotton (based on nitrocellulose) not only kept the DuPont company in the forefront of explosives but introduced it to real chemistry.
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