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[*] posted on 26-12-2019 at 09:43
ETN vs PETN


I did some tests with both ETN and PETN and for some reason, ETN was always more powerfull-brisant than PETN. ETN got a few % of vaseline too. The containers were exactly the same and i hand-pressed them as much as i could. I thought PETN was more powerfull but ETN just did more damage and penetrate even further. It was a small scale test like 4g, maybe ETN is more bristant than PETN but PETN may be better in bigger quantities.



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[*] posted on 27-12-2019 at 08:28


Have you checked the purity of the two? Melting point and TLC are good places to start.
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[*] posted on 27-12-2019 at 10:49


I just remembered that PETN was not recrystallized while ETN was. I just recrystallized a few gr of PETN and now it's drying. I will give it a try again.
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[*] posted on 6-1-2020 at 06:29
Methylhydrazine as a ligand?


I appreciate that methylhydrazine, dimethylhydrazine etc are horrible flammable and toxic, react hypergolically with oxidisers, but I was wondering if using it as a ligand in a metal complex explosive would make a good primary explosive? For example complexing it with nickel nitrate or chlorate?

I do acknowledge that organohydrazine compounds are often very dangerous and this is probably stupid.
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[*] posted on 6-1-2020 at 07:43


Quote: Originally posted by georgef2545  
I appreciate that methylhydrazine, dimethylhydrazine etc are horrible flammable and toxic, react hypergolically with oxidisers, but I was wondering if using it as a ligand in a metal complex explosive would make a good primary explosive? For example complexing it with nickel nitrate or chlorate?

I do acknowledge that organohydrazine compounds are often very dangerous and this is probably stupid.


Search the forum for nickel hydrazine nitrate / perchlorate
You'll see there is quite a lot of interesting compounds in addition to NHN.




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