December 27, 2009 by USA Post
Petn Wiki:The substance used in the recent Flight 253 Detroit terrorist attack has been identified as PETN Explosive. PETN is a highly explosive substance that can be transported in many different ways, like soft plastic or latex container.
Officials said something like a condom could have been used to contain the PETN substance by the Nigerian suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
PETN Defined According to Wiki:
Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN, also known as corpent, pentrite, or rarely and primarily in German as nitropenta or pentrit), is one of the most powerful high explosives known.
Penthrite was first synthesized in 1891 by Tollens and Wiegand by nitration of pentaerythritol. In 1912, after being patented by the German government, the production ofPETN started. PETN was used by the German Army in World War I. PETN is also one of the ingredients in Semtex plastic explosive.
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