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[te-truh-nahy-treyt] /ˌtɛ trəˈnaɪ treɪt/
noun, Chemistry
a compound containing four nitrate groups.
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  • Wood gum, from beech wood, gave a tetranitrate (C10 formula) insoluble in all the usual solvents for this group of esters.

  • Thus the tetranitrate yields only 46.4 of denitrated fibre in place of the calculated 66.

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