Warning, ALL of these explosives can result in death / injury. I am not responsible for what happens to you, as this is for the advanced.
ACETONE PEROXIDE (Acetonetriperoxide)
DETONATION VELOCITY 3750 M/sec 0.92 G/cc 5300 M/sec 1.18 G/cc
FRICTION SENSITIVITY - Very sensitive.
50 ml acetone is placed in a one pint jar or 500 ml beaker. To this is added 30 ml hydrogen peroxide (30%) This liquid is placed in an ice water bath and cooled to 5 degrees centigrade. To this cooled mixture is added 3 ml of sulfuric aci (20%). This addition is done at 5 degrees centigrade and done in a dropwise fashion. When the temperature begins to rise (10 degrees C.), slow the addition until the temperature falls again. With the completion of the addition stir the mixture. A flocculent precipitate will form. This is filtered out after the mixture stands for one hour. Wash the white product three times with water (distilled preferably). Let the material filtered out of the reaction liquids and washed and dry this solid. By spreading out the acetone peroxide this drying process can be speeded up. These dry crystals are now ready for loading into the caps as a primary explosives.
Notes: Dangerous, look at the detonation velocity! Try this wisely, and I do not reccomend this!
DETONATION VELOCITY 4400 M/sec. 0.9 G/cc 6600 M/sec. 1.5 G/cc 6900 M/sec.
FRICTION SENSITIVITY Average
In a pint glass jar place 90 ml warm water and 1.5 grams of lye (sodium hydroxide). Mix these with a "teflon" stirrer until all the lye had dissolved. Dissolve 9 grams of picric acid crystals in the lye-water solution by stirring. Label this jar solution #1. In a 500 ml beaker 3 ml of water is placed. Dissolve 7.5 grams of sulfur and 7.5 grams of lye (sodium hydroxide) by stirring the solution. Boil this solution over a heat source. When the solution turns dark red remove and allow the liquid to cool. Label this solution #2. Add this cooled solution #2 in three portions, to solution #1. Stir with a teflon rod while the liquid is being added. Again allow the solution mixture cool. Filter this mixture through f ilter papers (coffee filter, paper towels). Small red particles will gather on the paper. Discard the liquid. Dissolve these red particle in 180 ml of boiling water. Remove and filter this hot liquid through a filter paper (coffee filter, paper towels). D i scard the particles left on the paper and label the liquid left #3. To Solution t#3 with an eyedropper slowly add sulfuric acid (Janitor supply, boiled battery acid) to the filtered solution until it turns orange brown. Add an additional 7.5 grams of acid to the liquid. In a separate pint jar, dissolve 5.4 grams of potassium or sodium nitrite in 240 ml of water. Label this solution #4. In one portion solution #4 is added with stirring to solution #3. Allow the solution to stand for 10 minutes. The mixture w ill turn light brown. CAUTION: At this point the brown color is the DDNP that has formed. Keep away from flame, avoid friction and keep from shock. Filter the light brown solution through a filter paper (paper towel, coffee filter). Wash the particles lef t on the paper with 60 ml of water. Allow to completely dry for 24 hours. Drying time can be reduced to 2 hours if crystals are placed in a shallow pyrex dish and this placed in a hot (not boiling) water bath. CAUTION: DDNP is sensitive to shock, friction and flame. Expose to any of these will very likely detonate the compound prematurely. This powder should be stored in small quantities in stoppered glass containers. More safety in storage leave 25% water in the powder and dry immediately prior to use.
Notes: Contains Picric Acid, which is known to have more explosion than TNT
DETONATION VELOCITY 3600 M/sec. 3.96 G/cc
FRICTION SENSITIVITY Average
Dilute 10.1 ml of nitric acid (red fuming) with 6.75 ml of water. If reagent or technical grade acid is available (70% strength) this will not need any water mixed with it to reduce the strength. Simply use 17.5 ml of this 70% nitric acid. Place a silver dime or equivalent amount of silver metal in the acid. It will dissolve leaving a green solution. CAUTION: Avoid the brown gas (nitrogen dioxide) produced when dissolving t h e silver metal in the acid. This gas is a deadly poison and the immediate exposure to the gas and its subsequent damage will not show up for hours or even days! This should be done with good ventilation! It may be necessary to heat the liquid to get the c o in or metal to completely dissolve. Pour this green solution into a tall slender glass jar such as an olive jar. Place this jar with the green solution in it in a hot water bath and heat. Crystals will form. The heating is continued until these crystals d i ssolve again. In another flask or even a "Coke" bottle, place ten teaspoons of calcium carbide into this flask with a cork with a hose passing through a hole in the cork. Place the other end of the hose in the tall jar with the solution in it. Remove the s topper from the flask or bottle and add one teaspoon of water. CAUTION: Acetylene gas is highly flammable and an explosion hazard. Keep away from heat and flame as much as possible. The gas should begin generating. Add one more teaspoon and place the stop p er back into the container. The acetylene gas generated by the calcium carbide and water should be going through the hose and bubbling through the solution in the tall glass. Bubble this gas through the solution for 5-8 minutes. Brown vapor will be given o ff by the liquid as is absorbs acetylene and white flakes will begin to be formed in the silver solution. Remove the solution from the heat source and allow it to cool. Filter the liquid through a filter paper (paper towel, coffee filter) into a glass con t ainer. Green crystals will be caught on the filter paper. These green crystals would then be washed with 45 ml alcohol. The crystals will change from green to white in color and the methanol wash will turn green. Place these white crystals on a paper towe l and allow to air dry. CAUTION: Handle this dry explosive with great care. Do not scrape or handle roughly. Keep away from flame or spark source or heat and store in a cool dry place. These salts will perform well and are easy to make. Their stability is good, which is very important. A good choice of primary explosives.
Obtain 6% hair bleaching peroxide which is available from any beauty salon or beauty supply store. This is a 20 volume hydrogen peroxide. Place 9 teaspoons of this 6% peroxide in a one pint canning jar or 500 ml beaker. In three portions dissolve by stirring 2-1/2 teaspoons of powdered hexamine. This is stirred until all the hexamine dissolves. The solution should then be chilled in a ice water bath for 1/2 hour. To this chilled solution add , in four portions, 4-1/2 teaspoons of powdered citric acid. Citric acid is readily available and should be found with canning supplies or in a pharmacy. With each addition the solution should be stirred until the citric acid dissolves in the liquid before another addition is made. When all the additions have been made continue stirring the liquid. The beaker or jar containing the solution should remain in the ice bath. The solution will become cloudy. With the completion of the 1/2 hour stirring the liquid is placed in a refrigerator. This will speed the process. If a refrigerator is not available let the solution stand for 24 hours. Filter the solution through a paper towel or coffee filter. The white substance is the explosive. CAUTION: HMTD is sensitive t o shock, impact, friction, heat and open flame. Extreme care should be exercised. HMTD will detonate from any of these stimuli even when soaked with water. These white crystals are washed with 45 ml of distilled water. Tap water can be used if necessary, but will yield a compound of lesser purity. They are then washed with 75 ml methanol alcohol. These crystals are allowed to dry in a cool dry place.
To a 6-10 liter flask equipped with a stirrer and three dropping funnels add 785g acetic acid, 13g acetic anhydride and 17g of paraformaldehyde keeping the temperature at 44C + or - one degree. Add over 15 minutes a so l ution of 101g of hexamine in 165g of acetic acid, 320g of acetic anhydride and 180g of ammonium nitrate / nitric acid (prepared by dissolving 840g of Ammonium nitrate in 900g 99% nitric acid). The hexamine and nitric acid are added continuously in the cor r ect proportions. The mixture is stirred for 15 minutes. After that add: 320g of acetic anhydride and 271g of the ammonium nitrate / nitric acid solution, then 160g of acetic anhydride is added rapidly. The mixture is stirred for one hour. Next 350g of hot water is added, and the mixture refluxed for 30 minutes, when the temperature is reduced to 20C by adding ice. The precipitate is collected and washed with cold water. The HMX is of about 90% purity, and the yield is 95%, if the procedure is carefully car ried out.
Notes: Military Explosive
PS: Most of these ingrediants can't be found at a normal retail store, it could be bought at certain places! That is why this guide is for the advanced