pentaerythritol tetranitrate

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pentaerythritol tetranitrate

(pĕn″tă-ĕ-rĭth′rĭ-tŏl)
An organic nitrate drug used in treating angina pectoris.
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Briefly, blood was incubated with PETN, stimulated with the ET-1 analog BQ-3020 (0.05 [micro]M, 0.5 [micro]M, and 5 [micro]M), and ROS formation was assessed in PBS containing [Ca.sup.2+]/[Mg.sup.2+] (1mM) by L-012 (100 [micro]M) enhanced chemiluminescence (ECL).
The remote detection of PETN deposited on pieces of black painted car door is shown in Figure 3(b) (blue trace).
Figures 5 and 6 show the HC and N[O.sub.x] sensor response as a function of PETN concentration, respectively.
En respuesta a este problema global se han estudiado microorganismos degradadores de PETN como Enterobacter cloacae PB2 y Agrobacterium radiobacter, los cuales son capaces de degradar otros explosivos como el TNT y sus derivados (French et al.
Working in collaboration with the RhineMain Polytechnic, materials scientists at the TU Darmstadt have recently developed a nanosensor capable of detecting a single PETN molecule among ten billion air molecules.
In Berlin, a German security official said yesterday the mail bombs contained 300 grams and 400 grams respectively of PETN -- enough for a "significant" explosion.
UK explosives expert Sidney Alford told CNN last year that just 6g of PETN would be enough to punch a hole into a metal plate twice the thickness of an aircraft fuselage.
The bomb had PETN hidden inside a computer printer with a circuit board and mobile phone SIM card attached, officials said.
Each of the bombs reportedly contained some 400 grams of PETN, a highly explosive substance.
Along with the other ink cartridge bomb found at East Midlands Airport on Friday, it is understood to have contained the powerful explosive material PETN.
US investigators say the devices found last Friday contain the explosive PETN. It's the same explosive as the one that Asiri is thought to have made for underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who carried out a failed mid-air attack on a plane over Detroit last Christmas.
The latest bomb plot, as well as the failed attack on a US-bound airliner on Christmas Day 2009, involved the use of pentaerythritol trinitrate (PETN), a highly potent explosive which is difficult to detect in security screenings.