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Sobrero, Ascanio (1812–1888)





Ascanio Sobrero
Italian chemist who discovered (1846) nitrogylcerin (glyceryl trinitrate) by adding glycerine to a mixture of nitric acid and sulfuric acids. Horrified at the potential of his discovery, Sobrero made no attempt to develop it. are really giant molecules held together by normal chemical bonds.


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