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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A carbon compound which is formed from another by the substitution of the monatomic radical NO2 for hydrogen, and in which the nitrogen atom is regarded as directly joined to a carbon atom.


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  • A nitro-compound manufactured in gel form, then packed in dynamite sticks.


  • The former chemists give jute the formula C_ {12} H_ {18} O_ {9}, and believe that its conversion into a nitro-compound takes place according to the equation --

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • Wood of clean growth is treated by the well-known sulphite process for producing pure woody fibre, which is very carefully purified, and this, after drying, is steeped in a mixture of nitric and sulphuric acids, to render it a nitro-compound and the explosive base of the powder.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • ~Maximite~ is the invention of Mr Hudson Maxim, and is a nitro-compound, the base being gun-cotton.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • The rock is dislodged by blasting, the holes being drilled with compressed air, water force or electricity, and, as has been said, powerful explosives are used, nitroglycerine or some nitro-compound being the most common.

    Marvels of Modern Science

  • The explosive properties of the substance indicated a probable nitro-compound of one of the solder metals (tin and lead), and as the lead salts are more stable and better understood than those of tin, it was resolved to investigate the latter, in hope of obtaining a similar explosive compound.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882

  • I have spoken here of high and low grade gun-cotton, when in fact the word gun-cotton should be applied only to the highest nitro-compound of cellulose.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, September 26, 1891

  • The sulphuric acid, however, takes no part in the reaction, but is absolutely necessary to combine with the water that is formed by the decomposition, and thus to keep up the strength of the nitric acid, otherwise lower nitrates of glycerine would be formed that are soluble in water, and which would be lost in the subsequent process of washing to which the nitro-compound is subjected, in order to remove the excess of acids, the retention of which in the nitro-glycerol is very dangerous.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise


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