nitrocotton


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nitrocotton

(ˈnaɪtrəʊˈkɒtən)
n
(Chemistry) chem a nitric acid ester used in explosives and lacquers
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Noun1.nitrocotton - a nitric acid ester; used in lacquers and explosives
blasting gelatin - mixture of guncotton with nitroglycerin
cordite - explosive powder (nitroglycerin and guncotton and petrolatum) dissolved in acetone and dried and extruded in brown cords
cellulose ester - any ester of cellulose with an acid
pyrocellulose - nitrocellulose containing less nitrogen than guncotton; used in making smokeless powder
pyroxylin, pyroxyline - highly flammable nitrocellulose used in making collodion and plastics and lacquers
celluloid - highly flammable substance made from cellulose nitrate and camphor; used in e.g. motion-picture and X-ray film; its use has decreased with the development of nonflammable thermoplastics
nitrate - any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
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The best explosive charge of the blank cartridge is 1 g of nitrocotton.
This company offers a lengthening line of high-quality smokeless powders, most of which are made with nitrocotton for uniformity.
Accurate Arms powders are made with nitrocotton for consistency and are shipped from Israel.