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*This File was submitted to Rorta.net. As such rorta.net takes no responsibility for the content or use of this text. Rorta.net in no way guarantees this texts accuracy and it is assumed that this text, were it used, is unsafe. This text is intended for entertainment only. Acetone Peroxide = C9H18O6 by kbk Acetone Peroxide is a Primary High Explosive. It is sensitive to shock, heat, light, friction, and most other things an explosive can be sensitive to. This isn't much of a problem if you handle it with care and when you're making it you add the HCl in slowly, drop wise. If this is done, Acetone Peroxide is a great place to start in HE's. Materials: Chemicals- 500mL of 3% H2O2 (1), 300mL of 100% Acetone (2), and 250mL of 20-30% HCl (3). Equipment- large glass container (jar 1L+), a beaker (500mL+), and some Coffee filters/filter paper. Procedure: 1. First take your beaker and fill it with 500 mL of H2O2, dump this into your jar. 2. Next measure 300 mL of Acetone into the beaker, pour this into the jar. 3. Now measure the 250 mL of HCl and pour this into the jar drop-wise, very slowly, if the HCl is added too quickly you will end up with dicyclo AP which is very sensitive. 4. Once this is done place your jar into a refrigerator and leave it there for at least 1 week. 5. After about a week the jar will have a tiny layer of crystals sitting on the bottom. These crystals are the AP. 6. Now it is time to filter, get another jar and cover the opening of it with the filter paper. 7. Now pour the liquid into the filter, keep adding until all the liquid is gone and you cant see the crystals in the other jar any more. 8. Next you need to make a mixture of water and sodium bicarbonate. To do this you would add 15-20% sodium bicarbonate to a liter of water. (5 heaping tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate to 1 liter of clean water) 9. This would then be stirred until the sodium Bicarbonate has dissolved completely. 10. The Sodium Bicarbonate solution is then poured slowly over the AP while it is still in the filter making sure to cover every bit of the AP. The AP will bubble and fizz some with this addition. Just add slowly so that the bubbling doesnt flow over the edges of your filter. The sodium bicarbonate helps to neutralize any remaining traces of acid left in the AP. If any traces of acid were left in the AP it can make it much less stable and more dangerous to handle. 11. Now you would rinse one more time with half of a liter of water. 12. After you filter you will need to let the AP dry for awhile, set it in a cool, dark, dry place, do not put it in the oven unless you dont want the oven anymore! 13. Once it is dry you are ready to press it (pack it) into your casing. Press it in so that its set in the container solidly, but take care not to press it as hard as you can. If you try to press it so that it is rock hard it will probably go off. Be sure not to pound it in, this could cause it to go off right in your hand. This procedure makes about 15 grams. (I recommend starting with 5g or under!) Chemicals: H2O2 can be purchased at any store, H2O2 is also known as hydrogen peroxide, the stuff in the brown bottle that you put on cuts to disinfect them.
Acetone can be purchased at lowes or another hardware store as a paint remover. Nail varnish remover has been used by certain experimenters but its use is discouraged as it is diluted and has impurities in it. Why add impurities to an already unstable chemical? HCl (hydrocloric acid) This can be picked up at a hardware store as Muriatic acid. Its commonly used to bleach concrete. Some experimenters have been known to use drain openers like draino or "the works" since they contain diluted HCL. Using drain openers isnt advised though as they contail not only HCL but also various detergents. Again why would you want to add impurities to a chemical that is already unstable? Sodium Bicarbonate is nothing more than house hold baking soda. Common mixture containing AP: APAN is simply Acetone Peroxide(AP) and ammonium nitrate(AN). Firstly, AN can be found at the local drug store in the form of instant cold packs, the AN in these cold packs is prilled, so it will need to be powdered, this can be done by putting it in the blender or simply beating the prills with a hammer (in a bag). You can also put the prills into an electric coffee grinder, but it should be known that the grinder should never be used for coffee again. After your AN is powdered it is ready. Now you need to make AP. Mix AP and AN together (50/50 ratio for fuse sensitive, and a 90/10 ratio of AN/AP for cap sensitive use about 2-5g of AP for a cap). This can be done by taking both powders, setting them on a newspaper and folding the corners of the paper over one another until they are mixed well. You can also put a pinch of ash in the middle of the two powders and when the powders are both completely grey then you know you are done. Now you have APAN, APAN is a secodary HE, meaning it is less sensitive than a primary HE. APAN is also what is known as an ANxx composition, ANxx comps are very common explosives that are simply AN mixed with another chemical or a few other chemicals such as MEKPANAP and so on.