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  • n. The aliphatic nitro compound CH3-CH2-NO2 that is used as a specialist solvent, and as a fuel additive


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  • The shipment allegedly contained 400 litres of the unstable chemical nitroethane, which ignites at 28C and can explode if a drum is dropped.

    Daily Telegraph | Top Stories


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