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HNO3 is a terrible NO3- source...why use it?
In most energetic material synthesis' 70% HNO3 is used. Why doesn't everyone just use KNO3 or NaNO ...
12-3-2012 at 01:58
by: niertap
Phosphorus pentoxide use in nitration &more
Nitration of hexamine with it seems like an interesting idea. Maybe I shall acquire some one day. ...
12-3-2012 at 01:39
by: niertap
Problems purifying ASA
Have you considered getting the cheapest kind from a place like cvs, then just washing away the star ...
12-3-2012 at 01:32
by: niertap
Home produced smokeless propellants
You might consider side stepping the primer issue by adding a small amount of #0000 steel wool to th ...
9-3-2012 at 15:18
by: niertap
Phosphorus pentoxide use in nitration &more
If you had 1lb of phosphorus pentoxide(P4O10), what would you synthesize?

I briefly considered r ...
8-3-2012 at 22:47
by: niertap
HMTD Decomposition Rate and Recrystallization
I don't think you can really recrystallize it, but as long as you started with fairly pure compounds ...
24-2-2012 at 15:07
by: niertap
sorry to reawaken an ancheint thread
... however I once made one

I took a little plastic hose adapter, then flattened the edge while ...
2-2-2012 at 23:01
by: niertap
Sodium Azide
The reasons the silver or lead salt are exponentially better explosives are...

-because they hav ...
30-1-2012 at 00:00
by: niertap
The folly of extracting zero-point energy
I was under the impression it had to do with this....

Casimir effect
From Wikipedia, the ...
19-9-2011 at 08:20
by: niertap
How to build spacecraft
So... Exactly what sound do bacteria make?
19-9-2011 at 08:08
by: niertap
Carboxylic acid reduction. Al/Hg , nickel cat.
Does anyone know if the Al/Hg reduction will work on a carboxylic acid/ mechanism behind it?

Or ...
15-8-2011 at 08:02
by: niertap
ADD-pi ADHD Discuss
Clearly most of do not have it. My main idea was to learn from others personal experiences, to gain ...
14-8-2011 at 13:12
by: niertap
Deuterated chemical explosives
This is stupid and not going to happen. You do realize you have to have a nuclear bomb(fission), "s ...
10-8-2011 at 08:21
by: niertap
ADD-pi ADHD Discuss
I've decided to start an ADD/ADHD topic. Do many people of science have it? Describe your relation ...
10-8-2011 at 02:49
by: niertap
High-temperature flames.
6-8-2011 at 10:21
by: niertap
Tetracene and rubrene synthesis.
It's possible to make rubrene, but i suggest not making tetracene as it will all oxidize rather quic ...
6-8-2011 at 10:12
by: niertap
Ethyl perchlorate anyone?
I saw the synthesis in the link below. However it did not seem so reputable(2). But, someone else ...
6-8-2011 at 09:51
by: niertap
Flash power detonation?
After reading the paper, it seems to confirm my analysis. I think the flame shoots through it, maki ...
6-8-2011 at 07:02
by: niertap
Flash power detonation?
I have yet to read that paper, but I'm going to go on a limb and say flash powder is non-detonating ...
6-8-2011 at 06:50
by: niertap
FDA vs. Cheerio's

I. It's called a health claim. It must relate part of the product to how it can help a disea ...
6-8-2011 at 05:53
by: niertap
Experimental Chlorate synthesis
Chlorate synthesis by electrolysis:

-Calcium Chloride electrolyte: add 100g Ca(Cl)2 ...
5-8-2011 at 18:04
by: niertap

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