Nitrostarch is a secondary explosive similar to nitrocellulose made by the nitration of starch by a mixture of sulfuric acid and nitric acid. ==History== Nitrostarch was invented by H. Barconnot in 1833. In World War I, it was used as a filler in hand grenades. ...
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(from the article `explosive`) Nitrostarch, which is closely related to nitrocellulose, attracted early attention, but it was not until about 1905 that it proved possible to ...
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