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While its stability at ordinary temperatures is such that it can be used commercially, at slightly elevated temperatures it is distinctly less stable than nitroglycerin. Nitroglycerin will tolerate

Figure 57. Nitromannite, Crystals from Alcohol (5X)- (Courtesy Atlas

Powder Company.)

Figure 57. Nitromannite, Crystals from Alcohol (5X)- (Courtesy Atlas

Powder Company.)

heating in a covered glass vessel for several days at 75° before it begins to give off acid fumes; nitroglycol, methylglycol dinitrate, and trimethylene glycol dinitrate are more stable yet,

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