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Catching FOX no. 7 (with pics)
I would think that with aspirator vacuum and a nice tight setup, it would be possible to distil the ...
11-7-2018 at 12:36
by: Microtek
Impact-Insensitive DAP-4 out-performing CL-20 debunked. + Some alternate resources on energetic materials.
Well, Dubai's heat of formation-argument is certainly valid. Since ionic bonding is usually quite st ...
27-6-2018 at 21:53
by: Microtek
Explosives without nitrates and carbon other than hydrazinium azide hydrazinate
Hydrazoic acid, ammonium azide, hydroxylammonium azide.
17-6-2018 at 12:33
by: Microtek
ANGN ever made on SM ?

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the VoD of ANQN is probably a little lower, EXPLO5 says 9550 if i remember right[/quote]
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11-6-2018 at 22:48
by: Microtek
ANGN ever made on SM ?
The first one of those was the one I based my synthesis on. It is not the first time I have seen a p ...
10-6-2018 at 09:22
by: Microtek
ANGN ever made on SM ?
I syntesized a small amount. It is't difficult and the yields are decent, however, it decomposes ove ...
9-6-2018 at 13:25
by: Microtek
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
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