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What do you think I should do with my picric acid?
No primary requires pressing (in the amateur setting), so don't press. Loose dextrinated (or other p ...
19-8-2018 at 12:10
by: Rocinante
What do you think I should do with my picric acid?
Yes, as I have written, the sulfuric acid route is very bad - and the acid inclusions can lead to sp ...
11-8-2018 at 07:25
by: Rocinante
What do you think I should do with my picric acid?
I'd leave this seriously OT discussion and your ego-fight that I started by pointing out the suggest ...
10-8-2018 at 01:59
by: Rocinante
What do you think I should do with my picric acid?
It is well known that TATP (HCl route) is an average primary explosive, this has been tested to deat ...
8-8-2018 at 15:03
by: Rocinante
What do you think I should do with my picric acid?
Lead azide is significantly more friction sensitive than MF or TATP, esp. the ß form. Like, stop sp ...
7-8-2018 at 03:56
by: Rocinante
Computational methods / calculations in Energetic materials
yeah, both both have differing values in the literature.. by about 15 % or more
29-7-2018 at 23:54
by: Rocinante
Computational methods / calculations in Energetic materials
Could you investigate HMTD? There are conflicting reports on it. Also, 2,4,6-trinito-1,3,5-triazine ...
29-7-2018 at 01:22
by: Rocinante
Catching FOX no. 7 (with pics)
The need for FOX-7 in cast-cured formulation has been eliminated by various reduced sesitivity RDX f ...
6-7-2018 at 12:42
by: Rocinante
Is there a stable organic peroxide explosive?
Acetone peroxide caps are OK for months (20 - 25°C). HMTD ones, when separated from metal, are OK f ...
6-7-2018 at 10:43
by: Rocinante
Nitrocellulose peroxide
Lead azide is like 0.5 N, 3 N is plenty enough for blasting caps and such.
3-7-2018 at 02:59
by: Rocinante
Nitrocellulose peroxide
Liptakov: geminal hydroxyperoxides are quite stable and worthwile to look at
2-7-2018 at 14:50
by: Rocinante
Oxadiazole to replace TNT - Another promising overlooked insensitive compound.
A 8.9 J explosive is never going to replace TNT, no co-crystal... not ever. What a bunch of liars. A ...
26-6-2018 at 23:44
by: Rocinante
Detonator
https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Blasting-Cap-without-Losing-Fingers/
20-6-2018 at 01:56
by: Rocinante
Short question / quick answer - Thread
Any primary explosive is dangerous if handled improperly (direct contact with fingers..etc). Also, w ...
18-6-2018 at 01:09
by: Rocinante
Short question / quick answer - Thread
You can never be careful enough. Use better material. Primaries are OK, just as long as you use prop ...
17-6-2018 at 00:36
by: Rocinante
Short question / quick answer - Thread
Using straws (or anything that bends easily) for blasting caps is a certain way to hospital and/or c ...
16-6-2018 at 21:53
by: Rocinante
ETN synthesis problem
it's time to stock up on sulfuric acid anyway, since the EU is moving on to ban the sell of conc. su ...
14-6-2018 at 12:47
by: Rocinante
Series of ETN nitration problems
These are all my wiki edits, based on experimentation and experience....
3-6-2018 at 14:42
by: Rocinante
Series of ETN nitration problems
That's enugh for 70 - 100 blasting caps or 4 hard core PBX charges, not bad for 35 $ (if u live in t ...
3-6-2018 at 12:13
by: Rocinante
Series of ETN nitration problems
~ 30 % yield or 5 g of ETN from 7.5 g of erythritol is about as good yield as ur gonna get (via the ...
3-6-2018 at 11:28
by: Rocinante
Series of ETN nitration problems
both need to be very dry and it's important to rise the temperature to about 20°C for 1 hour at the ...
2-6-2018 at 12:44
by: Rocinante
List of explosives more powerful than HMX
I meant 5 - 10 % for Pcj, not VoD, I'm shooting for Pcj not VoD in relation to HMX.
30-5-2018 at 15:42
by: Rocinante
List of explosives more powerful than HMX
They all claim pressures ~ 350 - 370 kbar, hence not more powerful than HMX - I'm familiar with Klap ...
30-5-2018 at 04:04
by: Rocinante
List of explosives more powerful than HMX
The list by Dornier is faulty, for example there is 0 way that a 1.79 or 1.74 g/cc explosive is more ...
30-5-2018 at 01:42
by: Rocinante
Desensitize ETN?
Yes, recrystalized or double-recrystalized ETN plastic that is free of acid is quite safe. You can r ...
14-5-2018 at 01:31
by: Rocinante
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