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Primary Explosives

  • First book focused on primary explosives

  • Provides a comprehensive overview with numerous physico-chemical data

  • Includes information on the preparation of primary explosives

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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  • ISBN: 978-3-642-28436-6
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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction to Initiating Substances

    • Robert Matyáš, Jiří Pachman
    Pages 1-10
  3. Explosive Properties of Primary Explosives

    • Robert Matyáš, Jiří Pachman
    Pages 11-36
  4. Fulminates

    • Robert Matyáš, Jiří Pachman
    Pages 37-70
  5. Azides

    • Robert Matyáš, Jiří Pachman
    Pages 71-129
  6. Salts of Polynitrophenols

    • Robert Matyáš, Jiří Pachman
    Pages 131-155
  7. Diazodinitrophenol

    • Robert Matyáš, Jiří Pachman
    Pages 157-166
  8. Salts of Benzofuroxan

    • Robert Matyáš, Jiří Pachman
    Pages 167-185
  9. Tetrazoles

    • Robert Matyáš, Jiří Pachman
    Pages 187-226
  10. Tetrazole Ring-Containing Complexes

    • Robert Matyáš, Jiří Pachman
    Pages 227-254
  11. Organic Peroxides

    • Robert Matyáš, Jiří Pachman
    Pages 255-287
  12. Nitrogen Halides

    • Robert Matyáš, Jiří Pachman
    Pages 289-302
  13. Acetylides

    • Robert Matyáš, Jiří Pachman
    Pages 303-324
  14. Other Substances

    • Robert Matyáš, Jiří Pachman
    Pages 325-334
  15. Back Matter

    Pages 335-338

About this book

This is the first comprehensive overview of this topic. It serves as a single source for information about the properties, preparation, and uses of all relevant primary explosives. The first chapter provides background such as the basics of initiation and differences between requirements on primary explosives used in detonators and igniters. The authors then clarify the influence of physical characteristics on explosive properties, focusing on those properties required for primary explosives. Furthermore, the issue of sensitivity is discussed. All the chapters on particular groups of primary explosives are structured in the same way, including introduction, physical and chemical properties, explosive properties, preparation and documented use. The authors thoroughly verified all data and information. A unique feature of this book are original microscopic images of some explosives.

Keywords

  • Acetylides
  • Azides
  • Benzofuroxanes
  • Blasting Cap
  • Detonator
  • Diazocompounds
  • Explosive Properties
  • Fulminates
  • Initiating Substances
  • Nitrogen Halides
  • Organic Peroxides
  • Organophosphates
  • Polynitrophenoles
  • Tetrazole Complexes
  • Tetrazoles

Authors and Affiliations

  • , Fac. of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic

    Robert Matyáš, Jiří Pachman

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-28436-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)