Nitroglycerin

CAS RN:55-63-0

Explosive Limits / Potential

Severe explosion risk, highly sensitive to heat and shock.
...Explosion point 256 deg C
Intense ultraviolet radiation will explode a sample at 100 deg C. The sensitivity to shock is greatly diminished by absorption onto porous solids.
Undiluted nitroglycerin should be handled cautiously since it is a powerful explosive that can be exploded by percussion or excessive heat. Nitroglycerin is diluted with lactose, dextrose, alcohol, proplyene glycol, or another inert excipient to permit safe handling.
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