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Nitroglycerin is a quest item. It is used in Digsite Quest to make Chemical compound along with ammonium nitrate, ground charcoal and arcenia root to blow up bricks blocking the path below digsite. It is obtained by using a vial on the barrel with a skull mark on it near the panning point, and it is brought to the archaeology expert to learn that it's nitroglycerin. If the barrel has not been previously opened, a trowel can be used on the barrel to open it.

Before the archaeological expert identifies it, nitroglycerin is known as unidentified liquid.

Beware! You take 25 damage if you drop the vial! You can get rid of it by alching it or by banking it and using the Incinerator bank tool to remove it. You can no longer place it on a table. Many players using Dharok set use this effect to lower their hitpoints to hit higher.

  • When a player drops nitroglycerin they say Ow! The Nitroglycerin exploded! and they take 25 damage.


  • The item nitroglycerin uses the American spelling of the word nitroglycerine, whereas most items in RuneScape use the British convention of spelling.