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Exotic solid rocket propellants
Silicone works well as a binder in combination with ammonium nitrate and a metallic fuel. This prope ...
13-11-2018 at 08:25
by: Microtek
Airport Scanners and possible Traces of HE
Many innocuous substances contain more or less energetic chemicals, eg. nitroaromatics in some shoes ...
13-11-2018 at 07:59
by: Microtek
Water in my oxidizer!
I would be worried that using H2SO4 to dry NO2 would lead to nitrosylsulfuric acid, which may not co ...
26-10-2018 at 07:12
by: Microtek
Nitroguanidine performance as a gun propellant
The energy content in nitroguanidine is not nearly as high as in nitrocellulose, so you wouldn't get ...
31-8-2018 at 05:02
by: Microtek
Recycling H2SO4
@ Sulaiman:

I posted a thread in Technochemistry about it:

[url=http://www.sciencemadness.org/ ...
20-8-2018 at 22:46
by: Microtek
Recycling H2SO4
So what is it that you propose to do? Simply boil down the mixture of SA, NA, NH4HSO4, (NH4)2SO4 and ...
16-8-2018 at 22:01
by: Microtek
Recycling H2SO4
I would distil at reduced pressure, and then possibly fortify by running it through an SO3 absorber ...
15-8-2018 at 22:13
by: Microtek
What do you think I should do with my picric acid?
I agree that SADS is a nice entry-level primary. I just think that, if you are serious about this ho ...
15-8-2018 at 22:02
by: Microtek
What do you think I should do with my picric acid?
Only for the amateur with limited access to chemicals, I would say (although I agree that if you fac ...
8-8-2018 at 02:16
by: Microtek
5-aminotetrazole as high explosive
But the nitrate salt is quite energetic. Exceeding RDX, if I'm not mistaken.
3-8-2018 at 12:42
by: Microtek
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
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