Chemistry and Properties of Liquid Explosives

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Abstract

Liquid explosives are classified in several groups, and groups of liquid explosives characterised. Special attention is given to properties of liquid explosives based on the mixtures of hydrogen peroxide and alcohols and mixtures of hydrogen peroxide with solid fuels. Some specific aspects of explosive behaviour of liquid explosives are discussed. Important procedures for the detection of liquid explosives and limits for detection of these products by detection techniques are considered. Some Countermeasures against misusing of liquid explosives to bomb attacks has been proposed.