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Scifinder vexation
Agreed with the last poster. If it's something more common, it's by far easiest to search by the CA ...
22-1-2013 at 20:14
by: Mumbles
most powerful whistle mix
Having been through a very serious pyrotechnic accident myself, I can assure you that you're asking ...
4-1-2013 at 00:50
by: Mumbles
High-order flash powder?
To me, there is little doubt that some mixtures used in pyrotechnics can undergo a DDT when being us ...
4-1-2013 at 00:41
by: Mumbles
Cu from Cu(I)Cl
Your best best is probably to convert to a water soluble form, and reduce it with aluminum, iron, or ...
7-10-2012 at 11:24
by: Mumbles
CLO4 vs CLO3
It's likely partly a matter of perchlorate allowing the central chlorine to achieve a noble gas elec ...
23-7-2012 at 23:08
by: Mumbles
copper oxide for very dense composite explosives
Another possibility I've always been interested in for the preparation of very fine metal oxides is ...
3-7-2012 at 13:04
by: Mumbles
Chlorate
I obtained some experimental batches from the plant that produces the boron type. Over the course o ...
2-7-2012 at 21:48
by: Mumbles
Chlorate
I cannot speak to all electric matches. Of the ones I am familiar with made in the US, one is made ...
1-7-2012 at 00:20
by: Mumbles
Chlorate
If you had to sensitize a KClO4/Al mixture to get it to ignite, you're doing something wrong, or hav ...
28-6-2012 at 21:44
by: Mumbles
Stars
Is there anything specific you had in mind? There are a number of different varieties of stars with ...
29-5-2012 at 15:49
by: Mumbles
Iron Perchlorate
Iron (II) Halides are produced from a methanol suspension of iron metal in methanol with the added a ...
4-5-2012 at 22:17
by: Mumbles
Sand baths
I use sand baths on occasion. Back with my homelab, I'd use them to do some moderately high tempera ...
6-3-2012 at 01:52
by: Mumbles
Oxidation of alcohols via KMnO4+NaHSO4, strange liquid formed?
I'd bet there is excess bisulfate in that liquid. It will react with zinc selectively. You could p ...
1-3-2012 at 11:32
by: Mumbles
Barium Chlorate
The legends of the instability of potassium chlorate and sulfur has been largely overblown, and is p ...
28-2-2012 at 10:05
by: Mumbles
Mercury metal
[rquote=238058&tid=18903&author=Nick F][rquote=237813&tid=18903&author=barley81]I wi ...
24-2-2012 at 11:10
by: Mumbles
Blue color using copper II benzoate
I can give you all sorts of tried and tested blue formulas if you'd like. I personally don't like A ...
26-1-2012 at 19:46
by: Mumbles
Blue color using copper II benzoate
Without getting into the extreme details of this, yes, if you add dextrin and activate it with water ...
26-1-2012 at 11:27
by: Mumbles
Blue color using copper II benzoate
I've used copper benzoate prepared quite similarly to yours and successfully made decent blues. It ...
26-1-2012 at 02:28
by: Mumbles
Drying agent for epoxide
It depends on the epoxide. Typically they're dried over something like sodium, fused KOH, or CaH2 a ...
26-1-2012 at 02:13
by: Mumbles
Solvent Pot Problems
We have a Grubbs type solvent purification system for everything except THF. You know, everything e ...
12-8-2011 at 09:03
by: Mumbles
Solvent Pot Problems
I've been put in charge of the solvent stills in the lab I work in. About the only one we really ru ...
11-8-2011 at 21:59
by: Mumbles
KNO3 Fertilizer
I've always liked Champion or Haifa brand.
8-5-2011 at 21:24
by: Mumbles
Anhydrous FeCl3 (attempt)
[rquote=208370&tid=16159&author=xwinorb]I totally agree with woelen ( see third post on this ...
28-4-2011 at 17:37
by: Mumbles
about the name Negative X?
The first two parts are no where near how it works.

From the best I can gather, it is a corrosi ...
27-4-2011 at 12:03
by: Mumbles
Making fire (youtube collaborative video)
The eutectic melting point of KOH/NaOH isn't much below the alledged ignition temp. I think it woul ...
26-4-2011 at 22:22
by: Mumbles
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