PolytheneSam (Master Searcher)
01-15-02 02:14
No 256482
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Here's a patent assigned to the US Army on converting surplus TNT to nitroindoles.


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01-15-02 06:50
No 256565
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Unique approach leaves you with a 4- or 6-nitro indole, or plain indole. To use it, the nitro would have to bee reduced to the amine, diazotized then zapped to the hydroxyl. A long way around, good when you're beating swords into plowshares and have a lot of TNT to get rid of.

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