| IUPAC name
| Other names
|Molar mass||159.529 g/mol|
|Melting point||248 °C (478 °F; 521 K) (decomposes)|
|Boiling point||Decomposes (explodes above 367 °C)|
|11.5% (0 °C)|
|Solubility||Soluble in ethanol, perchloric acid|
|Solubility in perchloric acid||36.7%|
|Vapor pressure||~0 mmHg|
|Safety data sheet||None|
| Guanidinium carbonate|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Guanidinium perchlorate, also called guanidine perchlorate is an energetic organic compound, similar to guanidinium nitrate. It has the chemical formula C(NH2)3ClO4, also written as GdnClO4 or GdmClO4.
Guanidinium perchlorate decomposes when heated.
- CH6N3ClO4 (s) → 3 H2O (g) + 2 N2 (g) + CO (s)
Guanidinium perchlorate is a white solid, soluble in water.
Like guanidinium nitrate, guanidinium perchlorate can explode if heated at high temperatures, above 367 °C. It has a detonation velocity between 6,000-7,150 m/s for a specific gravity between 1.15-1.67.
Guanidinium perchlorate is not sold by any chemical supplier and has to be made.
- Rocket fuel
- Make fireworks
Guanidinium perchlorate is flammable and may explode. Perchlorates are harmful to organisms.
In closed bottles
Controlled pyrolysis can be used to destroy this compound.
A safer method involves reducing the perchlorate with metallic iron powder in anaerobic conditions, under UV light.