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PETN

(organic chemistry)
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En este contexto, en el presente trabajo se informa de la seleccion de bacterias degradadoras de PETN aisladas de ambientes mineros, su identificacion molecular y la determinacion de su eficiencia en la degradacion de PETN, con la perspectiva de desarrollar tecnicas de control de contaminacion y riesgos por explosivos en el Peru.
Mario Boehme stated that, "If a PETN molecule enters the sensor's nanotube, the nitro groups characteristic of PETN adhere to its surface and change its electrical conductivity, and that change may be detected by electronic instrumentation.
PETN is a terrorist's favourite because its colourless crystals are hard to detect in a sealed container.
PENTAERYTHRITOL tetranitrate, or PETN, is a major ingredient of Semtex and is one of the most powerful explosives known.
The cartridge held PETN and plastic explosives mixed with lead azide - often used in detonators.
Summary: Dubai Police specialists said the package contained the highly explosive PETN and lead azide substances
Security staff found printer cartridges with wires attached at cargo hubs at East Midlands Airport in the UK and Dubai, reportedly containing the powerful explosive PETN, or pentaerythritol tetranitrate.
In only a few minutes, the company's product can positively identify key explosive components, such as PETN, Chlorate and Percholorate compounds using the well known technique of X-ray diffraction.
Its capacity (to kill high-profile officials and destroy airplanes) is far greater than plastic explosives such as PETN and RDX and other high explosive devices.
Thus Abdulmutallab's PETN explosive underwear was a straightforward effort not to send a message, but to blow up Flight 253.
A Reuters news report noted that an initial FBI analysis found the device that Abdulmutallab used contained PETN, also known as pentaerythritol, one of the explosives carried by "shoe bomber" Richard Reid in his failed attempt to blow up a U.
The FBI says that PETN was among the components of the device.