Volume 90 Issue 23 | p. 28 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 4, 2012

Periodates’ Pyrotechnic Punch

A new class of oxidizers ‘greens’ incendiary mixtures
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: pyrotechnics, oxidizers, periodate salts

Periodate salts may be an environmentally friendly substitute for toxic barium and perchlorate oxidizers frequently found in light-emitting pyrotechnic mixtures (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., DOI: 10.1002/anie.201202589). For a number of years, scientists have been working to find green formulations for pyrotechnics used in the military and in public displays. Now, Army chemists Jared D. Moretti, Jesse J. Sabatini, and . . .

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