An explosive powder prepared by the nitration of starch; used for demolition.

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  • Nitrostarch — is a secondary explosive similar to nitrocellulose made by the nitration of starch by a mixture of sulfuric acid and nitric acid. History Nitrostarch was invented by H. Barconnot in 1833. In World War I, it was used as a filler in hand grenades.… …   Wikipedia

  • Nitrostarch — Le nitrostarch ou explosif H est un composé explosif brisant qui brûle sous l effet d une flamme, mais explose sous l effet d une onde de choc. Nitrostarch Général Nom IUPAC Nitrostarch Synonymes nitroamidon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • nitrostarch — /nuy treuh stahrch /, n. Chem. an orange powder, C12H12N8O26, soluble in ethanol, used in explosives. [NITRO + STARCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • nitrostarch — ni·tro·starch …   English syllables

  • nitrostarch — ˈnī.trə+ˌ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary nitr + starch : a high explosive that is similar to cellulose nitrate, that is obtained as a white powder by nitrating starch, and that is used chiefly in blasting and demolition… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Nitrocellulose — Nitrocellulose[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Liste de composés explosifs — Sommaire 1 Présentation 2 Composés organiques 2.1 A 2.2 F 2.3 H …   Wikipédia en Français

  • starch nitrate — noun : nitrostarch …   Useful english dictionary

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