University Chemistry ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (7): 76-80.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201803004

Special Issue: 化学科普

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Nitroglycerin: Misfortune Might Be a Blessing in Disguise

Yunhao SI1,Wenxin FU2,Di WU3,4,5,*()   

  1. 1 College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, P. R. China
    2 Arts College, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610207, P. R. China
    3 College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, P. R. China
    4 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Office, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, P. R. China
    5 Department of Academic Affair, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, P. R. China
  • Received:2018-03-02 Published:2018-07-17
  • Contact: Di WU E-mail:wood@scu.edu.cn
  • Supported by:
    四川大学双创专题研究项目(SCUCXCY1725)

Abstract:

Ever since nitroglycerin had been synthesized from 1846, people had always used it as explosives. However, because nitroglycerin is so sensitive that even a small touch can cause an accident. Nobel successfully reduced the sensitivity of nitroglycerin by mixing Nitroglycerin with diatomite. Later on, people found that Nitroglycerin can relieve angina, thus, in-depth studies were carried out. This article will show the public aforementioned functions of nitroglycerin.

Key words: Nitroglycerin, Explosives, Angina, Popular science

MSC2000: 

  • G64