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Based on production process and uses of this substance, environmental exposure of this substance is highly unlikely.
Synthesis of pentaerytritol tetranitrate consists of the nitrification reaction of pentaerytritol: C(CH2OH)4+4HNO3-----C(CH2NO2)4+4H2O
It takes place in an automated closed system in which no exposure occurs. No wastes are produced on a regular basis. However, if any, they are appropriately burned under highly restrictive and controlled conditions, producing not contaminat gases. Additionally, when the substance is used, the following explosion reaction occurs: C(CH2NO2)4------5 CO2 + 4 H2O + 2 N2

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Based on production process and uses of this substance, environmental exposure of this substance is highly unlikely. Synthesis of pentaerytritol tetranitrate consists of the nitrification reaction of pentaerytritol: C(CH2OH)4+4HNO3-----C(CH2NO2)4+4H2O It takes place in an automated closed system in which no exposure occurs. No wastes are produced on a regular basis. However, if any, they are appropriately burned under highly restrictive and controlled conditions, producing not contaminat gases. Additionally, when the substance is used, the following explosion reaction occurs: C(CH2NO2)4------5 CO2 + 4 H2O + 2 N2