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"ETN/DBSP melt matrix"
I don't know about you, but personally I would hate to melt a solid nitrate ester that with the most ...
23-7-2009 at 11:43
by: Boomer
RDX and Nitroglycerin
RDX and PETN mixed with NG behave totally different. PETN is soluble, giving a dough-like material, ...
7-8-2008 at 07:32
by: Boomer
Defense Technical Information Center
The reason these mixes are higher performing than you would expect from their RDX content is likely ...
2-6-2008 at 08:10
by: Boomer
PETN synth
Did you get a melting point? This would give pointers to whether it contained lower nitrates. On the ...
28-4-2008 at 09:40
by: Boomer
pdb's accident is the only one I know of where nitro has gone off during a runaway in a home batch. ...
23-4-2008 at 02:34
by: Boomer
hexamethylenetetramine dinitrate
Maybe the CJ-pressure of lightly pressed TATP is not enough to get HDN going?
I remember never havi ...
23-4-2008 at 02:20
by: Boomer
Fructose trinitrate
Two points: See my comment about car batteries in the nitro thread.
And apart from long times (a ni ...
26-3-2008 at 06:46
by: Boomer
" ... from a old car battery."

That's it, you want a new (or at least still good) battery, fully ...
26-3-2008 at 06:26
by: Boomer
methonal al water explosive?
1200+ mesh flake probably, or critical dia goes to feet instead of inches.

Would be interesting t ...
20-3-2008 at 08:16
by: Boomer
'Natural' Consumer Products Contaminated with Cancer-Causing 1,4-Dioxane - OCA
Wasn't it in California that some agency wanted to ban dihydrogenmonoxide, the substance that kills ...
19-3-2008 at 10:37
by: Boomer
Hexamine Diperchlorate
Engager cannot judge it's power, he probably put it in a cardboard tube with a sparkler fuse..... :P ...
18-3-2008 at 10:17
by: Boomer
Unconventional Shaped Charges
Looks we could all do better if we made better symmetry liners: Your 70mm and my 50mm for 38 and 25m ...
10-3-2008 at 07:35
by: Boomer
HMTD smells like ammonia
The bicarb wash is hard to kill, probably comes from the AP synths that spread the myth about peroxi ...
10-3-2008 at 07:10
by: Boomer
AN/Hexamine "adduct"
Whether there is a double decomposition or not I do not know, it seems likely. BTW is hexamine a str ...
6-3-2008 at 10:19
by: Boomer
Method For Drying Mg(No3)2
Red CNA versa white CNA? Wasn't it RFNA and WFNA? WTF nitric acid???

Have you done it this way? M ...
30-1-2008 at 09:44
by: Boomer
TATP--How sensitive is it?
Good one! :D

And in case he's more into the practical applications, Cooper's "Explosive Engineeri ...
30-1-2008 at 09:34
by: Boomer
Synthesis of phenylisopropylamines from beta-nitrostyrene and reagent Red-Al
You will never find a ref, your substrate misses a carbon.

For more guidance: Feuchte Traeume! We ...
25-1-2008 at 09:26
by: Boomer
AP dimer-Trimer Seperation
"All it takes is one dimer crystal to ruin your day"

Again, even if it's all trimer, confirmed on ...
25-1-2008 at 08:31
by: Boomer
AP dimer-Trimer Seperation
"... a batch a high temperature, and much more floated; and a batch at low temperature, and less flo ...
24-1-2008 at 10:15
by: Boomer
methyl nitrate
I still dislike methods where nitric esters are heated (or their precursors, which is the same after ...
8-1-2008 at 05:21
by: Boomer
methyl nitrate
Ethyl nitrate *is* a bitch, it tends to oxidize rather than nitrate. But if you use fuming nitric fr ...
19-12-2007 at 09:31
by: Boomer
Hydrazine Safety & Handling Questions
Never worked with hydrazine (Astrolite being one of the few HEs I had no desire to mess with), but f ...
19-11-2007 at 09:56
by: Boomer
Compatibility of explosives.
On a side note, while both Al powder and sodium nitrate enhance total energy, they both also lower b ...
12-11-2007 at 09:07
by: Boomer
It can, you get (max) the pentanitrate.

The acid has to be a stronger nitrating agent than it is ...
12-11-2007 at 08:50
by: Boomer
Secondary and benzylic alcohols oxydations using various oxydants
"Please tryt it out ourself if you have the possibility, on any seconday or benzylic alcohols."

T ...
5-11-2007 at 07:44
by: Boomer
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