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Meaning of xiloidina by John Rene Plaut





John Rene Plaut

xiloidina
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XILOIDINA or PIROXILO is a powerful explosive developed in 1832 by the French chemist Henri Braconnot, who named it xyloidine. It is manufactured with nitric acid and cellulose. In 1845, it was proposed by the chemist Christian Schonbein as war gunpowder. It is currently used as a base agent for the manufacture of collodion, used in the revealing of photographs. Detonates at 170oC.

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