guncotton

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mixture of guncotton with nitroglycerin blasting gelatin
German chemist who discovered ozone and developed guncotton as a propellant in firearms (1799-1868) Christian Friedrich Schonbein , Christian Schonbein , Schonbein
explosive powder (nitroglycerin and guncotton and petrolatum) dissolved in acetone and dried and extruded in brown cords cordite
nitrocellulose containing less nitrogen than guncotton; used in making smokeless powder pyrocellulose
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