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PETN

 (pē′ē′tē′ĕn′)
n.
A highly explosive chemical, C5H8N4O12, used in ammunition, detonators, and plastic explosives.

[p(enta)e(rythritol) t(etra)n(itrate).]
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It is important to note that the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food through the Vice Ministry of Affairs for the Petn, works with coverage in 25 communities in the adjacency area, through rural extension agencies, where projects that have reached around of 950 families, in four municipalities of the Petn Department.
8 grammes of PETN, a powerful secondary explosive which if detonated by itself could cause serious, if not fatal injuries, but would not be subject to spontaneous combustion.
Las caracteristicas recalcitrantes, xenobioticas y el riesgo para la salud del hombre y el ambiente que causa la contaminacion por PETN fue contemplado en el Convenio de Estocolmo sobre Contaminantes Organicos Persistentes (COP's), y donde el Peru es parte comprometida a tomar medidas juridicas y administrativas para la eliminacion de estos contaminantes (SINIA 2007).
PETN was used by the "underpants bomber" Umar Abdulmutallab when he tried to blow up a plane on Christmas Day, 2009.
To date, the high-explosive chemical compound PETN could be detected exclusively by means of wipe tests and an ion-mobility spectrometer.
Both PETN and a syringe were used in the failed bombing last Christmas of a Detroit-bound airliner.
Both PETN and a syringe were used in the failed Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner linked to an Al Qaeda in Yemen.
58oz) of the powerful explosive PETN as Home Secretary Theresa May announced a review of all air freight security.
Al Qaida in Yemen has been linked to the bomb plot because of the use of the explosive PETN, which was used by the group in last year's Christmas Day bombing attempt on a Detroit-bound airliner.
US investigators say the devices found last Friday contain the explosive PETN.
At least one of the packages sent from Yemen contained PETN.
Each of the bombs reportedly contained some 400 grams of PETN, a highly explosive substance.