Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) is the nitrate ester of pentaerythritol, a polyol. Penta refers to the five carbon atoms of the neopentane skeleton. It is the one of the highly explosive chemical .Since it initial ignition is not easy, It is normally used a booster in explosive mixtures .

Forensic report on Delhi bomb blast confirmed the use of PETN as explosive , The same material was used in 13th july Mumbai blast too .

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