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Clean burnt/melted plastic off concrete.
The nitric acid is probably reacting with the concrete. If any acid gets under the plastic, it shoul ...
20-2-2024 at 17:30
by: Sir_Gawain
Synthesis of terephthalic acid from a PET water bottle
Heating is absolutely necessary. I tried this procedure with 20 g of finely chopped pet plastic and ...
19-2-2024 at 17:10
by: Sir_Gawain
Cleaning the cooling jacket of a condenser
I've found sodium carbonate and percarbonate to be very effective cleaners, no matter what the stain ...
15-2-2024 at 07:19
by: Sir_Gawain
New ETN Synthesis
[rquote=690801&tid=155655&author=dettoo456]Would you choose the azeo HNO3 even over NH4NO3?
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9-2-2024 at 18:44
by: Sir_Gawain
New ETN Synthesis
I tried adding the erythritol to sulfuric acid, then adding nitric acid, and got a horrible yield. A ...
9-2-2024 at 15:38
by: Sir_Gawain
Rare catalyst, reagents and ultrra oure metal powders for sale
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8-2-2024 at 21:02
by: Sir_Gawain
Cheapest, best, most available ammonium nitrate sensitizers?
Sounds like one heck of a bang!:D
8-2-2024 at 20:59
by: Sir_Gawain
New ETN Synthesis
I think this preparation could work if someone did a lot of experimenting to optimize it for a large ...
8-2-2024 at 05:22
by: Sir_Gawain
Trinitrotoluene preparation
Heating an acid mixture that possibly contains an explosive just seems like a bad idea to me. Even a ...
7-2-2024 at 19:38
by: Sir_Gawain
New ETN Synthesis
I’ve had bad yields with as little as 20g erythritol. This reaction really doesn’t work well abo ...
7-2-2024 at 19:36
by: Sir_Gawain
Nitric acid from ammonium nitrate and sodium bisulfate
Even with the low temperature method (AN&sulfuric acid) the ammonium nitrate decomposes to some ...
6-2-2024 at 19:11
by: Sir_Gawain
Cheapest way to get the highest amount of ETN?
I had a runaway once; I cooled the sulfuric acid/AN to about -15 C, then added the erythritol fairly ...
4-2-2024 at 20:46
by: Sir_Gawain
New ETN Synthesis
In my experience with this preparation, it doesn’t seem to scale well for some reason. I recently ...
4-2-2024 at 20:39
by: Sir_Gawain
Eutectic salts for heating bath alternative
And what happens when 300C nitrate comes into contact with something combustible?
2-2-2024 at 10:50
by: Sir_Gawain
Cheapest, best, most available ammonium nitrate sensitizers?
Were is the -1600 number coming from? I feel like I'm missing something obvious...
1-2-2024 at 17:35
by: Sir_Gawain
Cheapest, best, most available ammonium nitrate sensitizers?
I think he meant brisance, and the Hess test is a measurement of how much a certain explosive flatte ...
1-2-2024 at 14:21
by: Sir_Gawain
Cheapest, best, most available ammonium nitrate sensitizers?
I’m not exactly sure how you are doing it, but the way I calculate oxygen balance is to find how m ...
31-1-2024 at 18:41
by: Sir_Gawain
Cheapest, best, most available ammonium nitrate sensitizers?
[rquote=690566&tid=160138&author=Weeblordd]
Good to know, can you direct me to some really ...
31-1-2024 at 12:40
by: Sir_Gawain
Cheapest, best, most available ammonium nitrate sensitizers?
Set up some cardboard cutouts at various distances from the charge (1m, 2m, 3m, etc.) to see the bla ...
31-1-2024 at 11:53
by: Sir_Gawain
Cheapest, best, most available ammonium nitrate sensitizers?
2.5 kg of high explosive can send a rock through your skull from an impressive distance. Also, using ...
31-1-2024 at 11:43
by: Sir_Gawain
Cheapest, best, most available ammonium nitrate sensitizers?
[rquote=690558&tid=160138&author=Weeblordd][rquote=690508&tid=160138&author=Sir_Gawa ...
31-1-2024 at 06:19
by: Sir_Gawain
Cheapest, best, most available ammonium nitrate sensitizers?
Just don’t use that detonator with a flammable main charge! I once had a nitroglycerin dynamite ch ...
30-1-2024 at 14:20
by: Sir_Gawain
Please allow me to introduce myself...
That’s a nice little setup you got there! I can see most of the essentials; hot plate, distillatio ...
30-1-2024 at 11:58
by: Sir_Gawain
Cheapest, best, most available ammonium nitrate sensitizers?
Please do not use acetone peroxide for a sensitizer. I’ve gotten ETN to fairly reliably detonate ...
30-1-2024 at 11:25
by: Sir_Gawain
Short question / quick answer - Thread
Small irregularities such as bubbles and cracks greatly increase the sensitivity of an explosive. Al ...
29-1-2024 at 16:32
by: Sir_Gawain
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