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  • pentaerythritol tetranitrate

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Examples

  • One federal law-enforcement official said the bomb-maker could have obtained the PETN from a government munitions program or a mining company, or could have figured out how to manufacture it.

    Investigators link package explosives to al-Qaeda bomb-maker in Yemen

  • Also, a preliminary FBI analysis found the device carried by the suspect contained something called PETN, that is the same explosive compound used by Richard Reid, the so-called "shoe bomber," who, of course, as we know, changed the way we traveled in this country.

    CNN Transcript Dec 27, 2009

  • The FBI training focuses on such devices, as well as manufactured chemicals such as PETN, which is used in Hollywood-type explosions and was found in the failed Detroit-bound airliner attack in December.

    KSL / U.S. / National

  • She also said on CNN that the parcel bombs appeared to contain PETN.

    Investigators link package explosives to al-Qaeda bomb-maker in Yemen

  • TODD: Officials at Rapiscan, the manufacturer say the machines can detect pentaerythritol tetra nitrate, an explosive known as PETN, which the suspect in the Christmas Day incident was allegedly carrying.

    CNN Transcript Jan 2, 2010

  • TODD: Officials at Rapiscan, the manufacturer, say the machines can also detect pentaerythritol tetra nitrate, an explosive known as PETN, which the suspect in the Christmas day incident was allegedly carrying.

    CNN Transcript Jan 2, 2010

  • Police say the explosive is PETN, which is used primarily in blasting caps.

    CNN Transcript Jan 12, 2010

  • That's about three ounces of PETN, which is just a shy of a third more than Richard Reid had inside his shoe, the alleged shoe bomber.

    CNN Transcript Dec 28, 2009

  • According to an affidavit filed in connection with these charges, a preliminary FBI analysis of the device strapped to his body showed that it was PETN, which is a high-caliber explosive.

    CNN Transcript Dec 26, 2009

  • It's called PETN and to see what it's capable of CNN's Nic Robertson took a trip to the English countryside.

    CNN Transcript Dec 29, 2009

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