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Rust destabilises Nitro Compound

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The presence of rust was found to have a marked effect of the stability of 4-Nitrophenyl chloroformate

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Rust is often an unwanted "guest" in plant areas, unfortunately very small amounts can often have very marked catalytic effects on the thermal stability of compounds.  If the presence of rust cannot be avoided, then it is vital to know the effect that rust may have, in order to arrive at a safe basis of safety

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