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  • v. Present participle of nitrate.
  • adj. That promotes nitration


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  • It is considered probable that the cellulose nitrates are hydrocellulose derivatives, and experimental evidence in favour of this conclusion is supplied by the results of 'nitrating' the celluloses and their oxy - and hydro - derivatives.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • In 'nitrating' the lignocelluloses this phenomenon of internal condensation is much more pronounced (see p. 131).

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • I was often interested in testing recipes for mixtures of oxidizing agents and oxidizeable materials as well as nitrating common household substances.

    Richard R. Schrock - Autobiography

  • Pat., 297,188, such mixtures are obtained by nitrating benzylchloride and heating with an equimolecular amount of sodium sulphite; the sodium nitrobenzylsulphonate thus obtained is reduced to aminobenzylsulphonic acid with iron and acetic acid, and finally condensed with the calculated amount of _p_-toluenesulphonic chloride.

    Synthetic Tannins

  • One of the most useful methods of testing the glycerine, other than nitrating, is to dilute the sample one-half with water, and then to pass a current of nitric peroxide gas through it, when

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • [Footnote A: Organic matter up to .6 per cent. is not always prejudicial to the nitrating quantities of a glycerine.] ~Silver Test.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • When nearly all the nitro-glycerine has been separated in this manner the acids in the apparatus may be run off by the pipe _b_ to an after separating vessel for further settling, thus leaving the apparatus free for another nitration, or the nitrating vessel itself may be used as an after separating bottle displacing the nitro-glycerine with waste acid as it rises to the top, or skimming off in the usual manner.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • The acid mixture and the method of nitrating have much to do with the action of the various solvents, so also has the presence of water.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • They must be scoured before they are fit for nitrating.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • Finally, the cage is taken to a plunge tank, where the paper is removed from the cage by simply pulling out the central perforated cylinder B.Fig. 26 shows the nitrating pot, with its automatic cover.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise


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