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Pentaerythritol tetranitrate is predicted to be not readily biodegradable based on (Q)SAR predictions, nevertheless, microbial cultures isolated from soil, river water, and sewage sludge were capable of utilizing pentaerythritol tetranitrate as a sole nitrogen source, suggesting that pentaerythritol tetranitrate may biodegrade in the environment under specific circumstances.

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