After 5 failed attempts whichincluded anything from dumping the reaction halfway to having to evacuate theroom to flee a cloud of billowing nitrogen dioxide vapor, a somewhat effectiveprocedure was devised, which is shown below for informationalpurposes.
As with any other nitration, this procedure ishazardous and involves the use of highly corrosive acids.
Knowing the similaritiesbetween it and nitrocellulose, and having performed the synthesis of nitrocellulosenumerous times before, it was realizedthat nitro starch could be made in a similar way, and so experiments wereperformed to find outexactly how.
1. Increased Net Nitrogen Utilization (NNU) – NNU refers to the extent of protein ingested that the body actually utilizes for protein synthesis, to build structural proteins (anabolism). NitroPro has a NNU six times greater than typical whey protein supplements.
Various companiesproduced nitrostarch throughout both world wars, but the US emerged as its solemanufacturer.
It was after being enquired by a British Chemist as to the manufacture ofthis compound that I realized that the Internet did not yet have a source ofinformation as to how its synthesis may be performed.