Appendix VIII (Explosive/Shock Sensitive Chemicals)

Many common laboratory chemicals have the potential for producing a violent explosion when subjected to friction or shock (shock means being struck, vibrated, or agitated). Some examples of shock sensitive chemicals are listed below.

 

acetylides

fulminating platinum

potassium

aluminum ophorite explosive

gelatinized nitrocellulose

silver acetylide

amatol

guanylidene

silver azide

ammonal

hexanitrostilbene

silver styphnate

ammonium nitrate

 

silver tetrazene

ammonium perchlorate

mannitol hexanitrate

sodatol

ammonium picrate

mercury oxalate

sodium amatol

ammonium salt lattice

nitroaminotetrazole

sodium dinitro-ortho-cresolate

butyl tetryl

nitrogen tri-iodide

sodium nitrate-potassium

calcium nitrate

nitroglycerin

explosive mixtures

copper acetylide

nitroglycide

sodium picramate

cyanuric triazide

nitroglycol

syphnic acid

cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine

nitroguanidine

tetrazene

dinitroethyleneurea

nitroparaffins

tetranitrocarbazole

dinitroglycerine

nitronium perchlorate

tetrytolhydrazoic acid

dinitrophenol

nitrotoluene

trinitroanisole

dinitrophenolates

nitrourea

trinitrobenzene

dinitrophenyl hydrazine

organic amine nitrates

trinitrobenzoic acid

dinitrotoluene

organic nitramines

trinitrocresol

dipicryl sulfone

organic peroxides

trinitronaphthalene

dipicrylamine

picramic acid

trinitrophenetol

erythritol tetranitrate

picramide

trinitrotoluene

fulminate of mercury

picric acid

tritonal

fulminate of silver

picryl chloride

urea nitrate

fulminating gold

picryl fluoride

 

fulminating mercury

polynitro aliphatic compounds