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Natural rubber based textile adhesive
"Liquid Latex" is a colloidal suspension of rubber particles in water. Ammonia stabilizes this suspe ...
2-5-2018 at 01:41
by: Microtek
Pressing and casting charges
Other compounds react quite differently to pressing. Maybe you should just choose another explosive; ...
9-4-2018 at 00:19
by: Microtek
A strange explosive from the Internet

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It's literally some guy on Facebook posting things like this non-stop.[/quote]

His na ...
22-3-2018 at 23:03
by: Microtek
Blast Mitigation Devices - Blasting Caps
Adding a little graphite powder might also reduce the likelyhood of static build-up and ease ram wit ...
1-2-2018 at 01:38
by: Microtek
Wrappolite
A member here on SM (I don't remember who, exactly) experimented with thermobaric devices based on t ...
18-1-2018 at 23:04
by: Microtek
ETN synthesis problem
Indeed, it is less than 50% yield. The theoretical yield from 40 g erythritol is 99 g, and nitration ...
20-12-2017 at 03:55
by: Microtek
Cheap way of synthesizing TNP? Am I crazy?
I just mean that if you try nitrating phenol as you would pentaerythritol, you will get a violent re ...
17-11-2017 at 05:44
by: Microtek
Cheap way of synthesizing TNP? Am I crazy?
Indeed, phenol is too reactive to be nitrated directly (much like aniline), but I could certainly se ...
15-11-2017 at 03:31
by: Microtek
Desensitize ETN?
Reality check: Thousands of everyday items contain plasticizers from that subset. They are being pha ...
14-11-2017 at 07:02
by: Microtek
Desensitize ETN?
I have been wanting to try viton based PBXs, but was unable to find a source for soluble viton.
10-11-2017 at 14:58
by: Microtek
Explosive ascaridole from epazote herb leaves
I have my doubts with regards to the explosiveness of the peroxide. I think the molecule looks energ ...
22-9-2017 at 05:31
by: Microtek
Good and easy way to gelatinize PLX?
Yes, I am working with nitrotetrazoles, exploring complexes of them with metals along with other lig ...
24-6-2017 at 07:33
by: Microtek
Good and easy way to gelatinize PLX?
Let me just clarify that when I say "stronger", a better word may be "unequivocal", that is, a prima ...
23-6-2017 at 11:04
by: Microtek
Problem: FOX-7 runaway
Also, I think adding the methylimidazole to the sulfuric acid (slowly, with stirring) is better than ...
22-6-2017 at 23:05
by: Microtek
Good and easy way to gelatinize PLX?
@Joseph:

- For gelatinizing PLX, nitrocellulose (NC) is the obvious choice. If you are unable to ...
22-6-2017 at 22:58
by: Microtek
Automatic soxhlet - Corrosion in brass / aluminium system?
As long as the part made out of the more reactive metal (the aluminum) is bigger than the other one ...
4-5-2017 at 23:17
by: Microtek
TNT without SO3 or N2O5
Hennig: I don't doubt that you did, and my comment wasn't directed at you. I just wanted to point ou ...
25-4-2017 at 23:46
by: Microtek
TNT without SO3 or N2O5
In my experience, the last step can be done reasonably efficiently with WFNA and 96% sulfuric acid. ...
18-4-2017 at 00:41
by: Microtek
Unconventional Shaped Charges
How thick are these liners? In my own experiments with small conical shaped charges, I got 19 mm pen ...
27-3-2017 at 22:21
by: Microtek
Dodgy chinese glass transactions
The only problems I've ever had with Chinese glassware, is that it is sometimes not packaged in a su ...
21-2-2017 at 12:43
by: Microtek
Lab scale contact process for H2SO4 (report)
That is what I have been using (vanadium(V)oxide is the same as V2O5).
14-2-2017 at 14:05
by: Microtek
Vitrifying AlNiCo magnets w/ K-glass
You could also put it into a glass tube of appropriate diameter, and then melt it closed.
12-2-2017 at 14:40
by: Microtek
Lab scale contact process for H2SO4 (report)
I got it from a boating store, but have also seen it in shops that cater to the needs of wine-making ...
9-2-2017 at 08:27
by: Microtek
Lab scale contact process for H2SO4 (report)
@ wg48:
It is called "Fresh&Easy" and says that it contains an "acidity regulator" in addition ...
7-2-2017 at 05:16
by: Microtek
Lab scale contact process for H2SO4 (report)
First of all: Thanks for the kind words everyone!

@ DJF90:
I tried using ammonium metavanadate a ...
6-2-2017 at 23:39
by: Microtek
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