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Document ID (ISN)56665
CIS number 91-1595
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Merritt J.R., Herington L., Jones S.B., Sayed Y.
Title Analysis of hexamine combustion
Bibliographic information Jan.1991, Vol.52, No.1, p.30-33. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract Hexamine was combusted under varying amounts of oxygen in a modified Parr combustion bomb. The products were collected and analysed by gas chromatography, ion chromatography, ion-selective electrodes, and colorimetric tests. The primary products were nitrogen and carbon dioxide, with small amounts of nitrogen monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and ammonia. Other possible products such as hydrogen cyanide, dinitrogen monoxide, and carbon monoxide were not detected. Experiments conducted in larger concentrations of oxygen showed an increase in the amounts of nitrogen monoxide and nitrogen dioxide and a decrease in the amount of ammonia relative to experiments conducted in smaller concentrations of oxygen.
Descriptors (primary) hexamethylenetetramine; pyrolysis products; pyrolysis
Descriptors (secondary) nitrogen dioxide; carbon dioxide; oxygen; gas chromatography; colorimetry; ammonia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Fires
Heterocyclic compounds