Nitrocellulose

Nitrocellulose (also known as cellulose nitrate, flash paper, flash cotton, guncotton, pyroxylin and flash string) is a highly flammable compound formed by nitrating cellulose through exposure to nitric acid, or to a mixture of nitric acid and another acid, usually either hydrochloric acid or sulfuric acid, or to another powerful nitrating agent. One of its first major uses was as guncotton, a replacement for gun powder as propellant in firearms. It was also used to replace gunpowder as a low-order explosive in mining and other applications.

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C.D. Howe Institute · 24 May 2024 English

IM-Dimitrieff_2024_0527.pub Intelligence Memos From: Robert Dimitrieff To: National Security Watchers Date: May 27 2024 Re: Pulp and Paper Supply Chains are a National Security Vulnerability In the shadow of escalating …

production of military-grade components such as nitrocellulose, a key ingredient in artillery ammunition. exposes Canada to geopolitical vulnerabilities. Nitrocellulose, or guncotton, is produced primarily from wood vital material. Europe’s dependency on Chinese nitrocellulose has already led to supply shortages, hampering production of high-value derivatives such as nitrocellulose, toluene and other core defence inputs within sectors that support defence needs, such as nitrocellulose and the other key materials required for a


MP-IDSA: Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses · 1 May 2024

About the crisis in the Middle East, the US Secretary of State emphasised the need to prevent an escalation. [...] In actuality, Blinken's trip to China coincided with the bipartisan …

machine tools, and rocket-propellant- grade nitrocellulose that China exports to Russia. On the other


ISW: Institute for the Study of War · 26 April 2024 English

Russian forces continue offensive operations throughout the frontline west of Avdiivka but have so far only achieved gradual marginal gains west and southwest of Avdiivka.[5] The recent Russian advances in …

microelectronics, drone technologies, and nitrocellulose (used for gunpowder), to Russia.[63] Smith


ISW: Institute for the Study of War · 26 April 2024 English

The scale and intensity of the forecasted Summer 2024 Russian offensive operation that will likely begin in June also remains unclear, and the Russian military command may be actively assessing …

industry with machine tools, microelectronics, nitrocellulose (an intermediary good used in producing gunpowder


Jamestown Foundation · 12 April 2024 English

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Roman Mashovets emphasized to Li that “components from third countries” are “becoming part of the weapons used against Ukrainian civilians.” …

parts. It has also provided small amounts of nitrocellulose (a key ingredient in gunpowder) (Foreign Affairs


Institut des Relations Internationales et Strategiques · 5 April 2024 English

Therefore, the French MoD has identified guaranteeing access to finance for defence companies as a priority and intends to address the issue by measures such as the creation of a …

the field of ammunition, such as around the nitrocellulose and explosive powders factories of Fontana


USRTK: U.S. Right to Know · 12 February 2024 English

(ThermoFisher Scientific) and then transferred on nitrocellulose membranes (ThermoFisher Scientific). The membranes


EU: European Union · 17 January 2024 English

lithium, sodium, magnesium, zinc or boron; o. Nitrocellulose (CAS 9004-70-0); p. Nitroglycerin (or glyceroltrinitrate


WHO: World Health Organization · 2024 English

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antibody capture and detection method on a nitrocellulose strip. LAM, a lipopolysaccharide, is a metabolite


EWG: Environmental Working Group · 21 December 2023 English

The presence of the substance or the substances shall be indicated in the list of ingredients when the 2,6,6-Trimethylbi- cyclo[3.1.1]hept- 2-ene (alpha- 80-56-8/ 7785-70-8/ 127-91-3/ concentration of the substance or …

diluents listed in § 73.1001(b) and, in addition, nitrocellulose. The concentration of 1,4 dioxane cannot exceed diluents listed in § 73.1001(b) and, in addition, nitrocellulose. Per the U.S. FDA., carmine shall conform to


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