List of Pyro Chemicals and Terms
Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:36 AM
MW: 197.35; CAS: 513-77-9.
Delay agent in glitter comps. Green color agent when the oxidizer is ammonium perchlorate with Chlorine Donor. Acid neutralizer in comps containing Potassium or Barium Chlorates. Used to reduce the burning rate of some compositions. Also used in Matrix Comet comps. White powder. Water Soluble. Melting Point: 1300° C; Density (g cm-3): 4.43.
Could not be practically considered water soluble, almost insoluble in water.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:41 AM
I typed this also because i often compare oxidizers for different reasons so i thought sharing would be nice
Note : All oxidizer's information are in Anhydrous form.
KNO3 (Potassium nitrate) (White powder)
Melting point :334°C
Boiling point :400°C (Decomp)
Specific gravity :2.109
Average FT: 800-1600°C
Solubility: slightly soluble in ethanol, soluble in glycerol, ammonia, water.
NaNO3 (Sodium nitrate) (White powder)
Melting point :308°C
Boiling point :380 °C (Decomp)
Specific gravity :2.257
Average FT: >KNO3
Solubility: very soluble in ammonia, water, soluble in alcohol.
LiNO3 (Lithium Nitrate)(White power crystals)(Anhydrous)
Melting point :255°C
Boiling point :873 °C (Decomp)
Specific gravity :2.38
Average FT: >NaNOE
Solubility: soluble in methanol, water, pyridine, ammonia
Cu(NO3)2 (Copper(II) nitrate)
Melting point :256 °C (anhydrous, decomp) 114.5 °C (trihydrate)
Boiling point :873 °C (Decomp)
O :51.1828 %(Anhydrous)
Specific gravity : 3.05 (anhydrous) 2.32 (trihydrate)
Average FT: =NaNO3
Solubility: Soluble in ethanol, ammonia, water; insoluble in ethyl acetate
Sr(NO3)2 (Strontium nitrate) (gray powder) (Anhydrous)
Melting point :570°C
Boiling point :645°C (Decomp)
Specific gravity :2.986
Average FT: =KNO3
Solubility: soluble in ammonia,water, very slightly soluble in ethanol, acetone, insoluble in nitric acid
Ba(NO3)2 (Barium nitrate)(Milky white powder)
Melting point :592 °C
Boiling point :~ Decompose at melting point.
Specific gravity: 3.24
Average FT: <KNO3
Solubility: insoluble in alcohol
Note: Greenish flame
NH4NO3 (White powder)(White)
Melting point :169.6 °C
Boiling point : Decompose at around 210
O :59.9652 %
Specific gravity :1.725
Average FT: >LiNO3
Solubility: soluble in water
Note:(change volume at various temperature). Detonable !
KClO3(Potassium chlorate)(White powder)
Melting point :356 °C
Boiling point :400(decomp)
Specific gravity: 2.34
Average FT: =KNO3
Solubility: Soluble in glycerol, water. Negligible in acetone, liquid ammonia
Note: Shock sensitive, detonable.
KClO4 (Potassium perchlorate) (White powder)
Melting point :525 °C
Boiling point :600(decomp)
Specific gravity: 2.5239
Average FT: 1500(Sugar) - 2000°C(Asphalt) - 3000°C(GD-Al powder)
Solubility: very poor in water, negligible in alcohol, insoluble in ether
Note: Pressure sensitive, burn rate exponent^n High, high combustion temperature with Al.
NH4ClO4 (Ammonium perchlorate)(White powder)
Melting point :Exothermic decomposition before melting at >200 °C
Boiling point :^
O :54.4710 %
Specific gravity: 1.95
Average FT: 3100°C(APCP)
Solubility: Solubility soluble in methanol, partially soluble in acetone, insoluble in ether
Moderately available and hygroscopic.
LiClO4(Lithium perchlorate)(White powder)
Melting point :236 °C
Boiling point :430(decomp)
O :60.1527 %
Specific gravity: 2.42
Average FT: ~ 3200°C with GD-Al powder(LPCP)
Solubility: Soluble in most organic substances.
Note: It has both the highest oxygen to weight and oxygen to volume ratio of all perchlorates.
NaClO4(Sodium perchlorate)(White powder)(Anhydrate)
Melting point :468 °C
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:26 PM
Very nice, thanks. This helps me out a lot! Copy and paste!
Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:45 PM
Just read through the list and answered many of my own questions. Thanks!
Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:08 AM
You'll find that you will answer a LOT of your own questions simply by reading EVERY single thread, all the way through. At first read some of it will look like greek, but once you roll up your sleeves (figuratively - always wear long sleeves) and dive in some of the things that were confusing will clarify when you get close to the point of needing them.
Posted 31 October 2014 - 08:07 AM
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Posted 31 August 2015 - 01:45 AM
Was a chemistry major in college [ended up as an RN somehow] and have played with pyro off and on for 40+ years. Read a lot of pyro stuff over the years and must say that this list is one of the most useful things I've ever run across-thank you very much for the time and effort in creating it, Sir!
Posted 31 August 2015 - 06:28 AM
I am glad to see that. These Atomic numbers are killing us common folks.
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:30 AM
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 11:20 PM
I downloaded the List of Pyro Chemicals. I'm academic by nature and a compulsive reader.
Also downloaded TurboPyro but not gone thru it. Anything that'll keep us Newby's safer while clawing ourselves up that learning curve is in good stead with me!
Posted 14 October 2018 - 07:54 PM
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