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Vitamin C explosive

— Posted by vicious1 on 5:13 pm on Mar. 24, 2002

Is there any kind of explosives i can make from vitamin c in powder form.  I found some in my bathroom closet.  It looks and feels like powder sugar, and its in a little glass container.  I asked cause it just looks dangerous.

— Posted by Zero the Inestimable on 8:30 pm on Mar. 24, 2002


A low explosive can be made from ascorbic acid (vitamin C). I don’t recall the formula at the moment but I do know where I can look it up. I’ll post details shortly.

~Zero the Inestimable

— Posted by JaMeZz34 on 11:32 am on Mar. 25, 2002

wEre U FinkiN of Dat BomB when u Mix bAkin PowDer wiF OraNge Juice tHEn sealiNg it INA BAg, anywaY its PreTTY ShITE bUt It DoEs go BOOM….probly noT

— Posted by chroniccrescent on 12:03 pm on Mar. 25, 2002

keep ur caps of dick face

— Posted by Zambosan on 1:18 pm on Mar. 25, 2002

A friend of mine used ascorbic acid with KNO3 to make a low explosive.  Don’t know how well it performed, however.

— Posted by Zero the Inestimable on 3:17 pm on Mar. 25, 2002

I’m tuning up nothing on it. I remember a topic about it on Megalomania’s forum. Since they’ve moved all of the old posts went by the wayside, and now I don’t see it.

I imagine it’s fairly simple. Mix some powdered vitamin C with some manner of oxidizer (potassium nitrate, chlorate, &c), light it up, and if you are left with residue adjust your ratios accordingly…

~Zero the Inestimable

— Posted by qube on 4:36 pm on Mar. 25, 2002

*Wow, this is the stuff the forums used to be made of*….woah anyway! I got plenty of Vitimin C pills, they were selling them cheap at a Chemist so my mum got loads (i usually take them, yum orange flavour :P)
Anyway, sum1 got good reliable+proven explosive to be made from this shit? PS Jamez stop typing like a prick….

(Edited by qube at 4:37 pm on Mar. 25, 2002)

— Posted by OoxHighVoltagexoO on 4:39 pm on Mar. 25, 2002

Get any ideas from this???

~~~~Ascorbic Acid~~~~~

~~~~~~ Stability and Reactivity
Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage. Aqueous solutions are rapidly oxidized by air.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
May produce acrid smoke and irritating fumes when heated to decomposition.
Hazardous Polymerization:
Will not occur.
Strong oxidizers and alkali hydroxides, alkalis, iron, copper, sodium salicylate, sodium nitrite, theobromine and methenamine.
Conditions to Avoid:
No information found.

~~~~~~Fire Fighting Measures
As with most organic solids, fire is possible at elevated temperatures or by contact with an ignition source.
Not considered to be an explosion hazard.
Fire Extinguishing Media:
Use any means suitable for extinguishing surrounding fire.
Special Information:
In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.

— Posted by vicious1 on 5:41 pm on Mar. 25, 2002

OK, but where would i get the potassium nitrate, or chlorate.  Do you think I could find it around the house?

— Posted by irish man on 5:49 pm on Mar. 25, 2002

U can get it in the chemist its called Salt Peter but they might start asking u what u want it for they asked me loads of questions and in the end they didnt give it to me

— Posted by Zero the Inestimable on 9:08 pm on Mar. 25, 2002

That’s because you go in acting like a nervous 13 year old.

Swagger in there, put your dollar bill down on the counter, and ask for what you want. If they ask stupid questions, give them one well contrived excuse and if they persist, threaten to take your money elsewhere.

Keep in mind that vitamin C pills are not pure in the least. These pills contain mere milligrams of the ingredient we’re after, and fill up the rest of their bulk with flavorings, binders, and corn starch. Look for pure ascorbic acid, not vitamins.

Really I don’t see what all the fuss is about in the first place. If you have a jar of the stuff, by all means go and light it off. If not, there are certainly cheaper, more readily available, and probably more effective fuels out there.

~Zero the Inestimable

— Posted by jellyballz666 on 9:16 pm on Mar. 25, 2002

saltpetre is used as a preservative in some ‘cured’ foods (think SALTBEEF) tell chemist/supplier
it’s for preserving/curing…OY VEH!

— Posted by OoxHighVoltagexoO on 5:55 am on Mar. 26, 2002

Here in Pennsylvania, USA I cant find Salt Peter for anything…My grandma told me she used to use it back in the 50’s but not anymore…No stores sell it and all the chem distributors want a license..If there are any honest people out there willing to sell me some without ripping me off I would gladly tip you a few bucks for the effort and shipping…Thanks a lot…PEACE

— Posted by Zero the Inestimable on 2:35 pm on Mar. 26, 2002

Pinfeathers. I’ve bought KNO3 in Pennsylvania before. Go down to your local Agway and ask for “Peter’s Professional Water Soluble Fertilizer”, NPK designation 13-0-44. They’ll have to order it, but that’s not that hard.

~Zero the Inestimable

— Posted by OoxHighVoltagexoO on 3:22 pm on Mar. 26, 2002

What about Sodium Chlorate? License in PA or no??thanks though

— Posted by Zero the Inestimable on 5:51 pm on Mar. 26, 2002

I didn’t stick around in PA long enough to try buying a chlorate…

~Zero the Inestimable

— Posted by johnny 99 on 9:59 pm on Mar. 26, 2002

Try the local gun show! At the one here every month there is a guy who sells all the good stuff. Ofcourse he marks it up, but you don’t have to sign your name.

— Posted by Hephaestrus on 2:26 am on Mar. 28, 2002

Clearly noone here has a clue of what they’re talking about. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a high explosive! I am very disappointed at the quantity of misinformation on rampage here in this thread. Ascorbic acid can be dangerously explosive when subjected to the correct conditions. This is the reason vitamin C overdose can be so dangerous. People who consume over 5000mg of vitamin C are subjecting themselves to a high risk of explosion during vigorous exercise. There have been countless recorded cases of such tragedies in the past century; these deaths, unfortunately, have been on the rise in the last ten years. The cause of explosion is the ascorbic acid being subjected to high temperatures (created by exercise, obviously) and being shocked violently over and over… these are things you do not want to do to explosives as sensitive as ascorbic acid. The danger of exploding from vitamin C overdose is not limited merely to exercise; sexual intercourse has similar effects on the ascorbic acid as exercise. There have been over a dozen recorded cases since January 2000 of happy moments being sadly aborted by a large abdominal detonation, resulting in the unwanted spaying and/or neutering of the partners. The danger of vitamin C also extends to overeating high vitamin C vegetables, especially carrots. Many rabbit parts have been found freely distributed in vegetable gardens. Several wolves have been killed when their meal detonated in their stomach. On a more depressing note, several young children have been disassembled when their pet rabbit exploded on touch. If your skin ever takes on a yellowish tinge as the result of consumption of large quantities of carrots, precautions must be taken immediately. Lie down in bed, after having a friend make sure that your blankets are static-free (static could cause you to detonate). Cover your face with a pillow. Preferrably cease all activities related to respiration, to reduce the amount of oxygen in your body; oxygen could cause ignition of other organic chemicals in your body, subsequently detonating the excess of ascorbic acid present in your body. Do not plug your ears, shut your eyes, plug your nose, or shut your mouth. Confinement greatly increases the chance of deflagration proceeding to detonation (if you’re lucky, you’ll just deflagrate if the ascorbic acid is initiated). Call 911, and explain to the nice lady on the phone that you ate too many carrots and fear that you will explode. Emphasize the urgency of your receiving prompt, qualified medical attention.

The best ascorbic acid explosive is squirrel (“tree rat”) based. First, you must trap a squirrel. Force feed it an excessive quantity of vitamin C tablets (you have fed it enough ascorbic acid once the squirrel turns yellowish-orange). Tie a fuse onto its tail; light the fuse, and set it free. Then, listen for the tremendous explosion! This is a top-secret, very sophisticated explosive device. The Pentagon currently is carrying out extensive research in attempts to discover methods of improving their Squirrombs (which can take out whole armies of Osama bin Ladens in minutes).

— Posted by Bjorn Bernhardsson on 3:45 am on Mar. 28, 2002

i’m really new at this kind of things…. but you gotto be kidding me!!

— Posted by BomBahDudE on 4:59 am on Mar. 28, 2002

WhoA I’vE HeArD AbouT tHoZe !!!
Had ZomE GrEaT FuN StUfFiN’ SquIrRelZ On mY CamPiNgTrIp !!!
iT BleW uP in Ma fAcE ThouGh !!!
I tHinK I  StuFfed it ToO mUcH !
Be CarEfulL WhEn MakIn’ tHesE BaBiEz ….

— Posted by Zero the Inestimable on 9:52 am on Mar. 28, 2002


~Zero the Inestimable

— Posted by OoxHighVoltagexoO on 11:31 am on Mar. 28, 2002

Id like to see typed/written documentation of these so called “explosions” inside a person or a body…Ive seen it said that vitamin C tablet are not pure ascorbic acid which would mean a person would have to eat 5000mg of pure ascorbic acid for an explosion to occur…Or eat a shit load of vitamin C tablets…Correct?? And who in their right mind is going to FORCE FEED a dangerous, hyper active squirrel that is caught in something and scared to death???

— Posted by Zambosan on 11:41 am on Mar. 28, 2002

Hahaha… Hephaestrus isn’t force-feeding *you* bullshit, but you’re swallowing it all the same… 🙂
I find tying a couple of nitrogenitals to the squirrel’s tail greatly improves the velocity of detonation with little effect on sensitivity. :biggrin:

— Posted by unknown619 on 5:15 pm on Mar. 28, 2002


— Posted by vicious1 on 7:30 pm on Mar. 28, 2002

I think that the squirrel bomb would be a little too difficult to make.  And besides I wanna make something that I can hold in my hands and throw.  Im gonna experiment with some other stuff I have around the house, Ill let you know if anything works.

— Posted by Zero the Inestimable on 10:27 pm on Mar. 28, 2002

Forget the squirrel bomb. Don’t mention it again. It’s utter bunk, and will not work.

I’ve already told you exactly what you have to do with the vitamin C. Mix it with an oxidizer, light it off. Try a 2:1 ratio first, and adjust as needed.

~Zero the Inestimable

— Posted by xlxPYROxlx on 6:22 pm on Mar. 31, 2002

Quote: from vicious1 on 7:30 pm on Mar. 28, 2002
I think that the squirrel bomb would be a little too difficult to make. And besides I wanna make something that I can hold in my hands and throw. Im gonna experiment with some other stuff I have around the house, Ill let you know if anything works.

^^ and u cant throw a squirrel ?? or maybe we can make a squirrel launcher…
/me goes to draw up plans 😛

— Posted by 4N4rKi3 b0mZz3 r k3w on 11:14 pm on Mar. 31, 2002

Hey cock knockers, why’d you delete my posts?? Afraid your minions might actually believe some of that shit? Or did the fact that we sounded more intellectual than the average bombshock visitor scare the higher-ups here?

You all have a serious lack of knowledge ’round these parts.

…and I want my posts back.

— Posted by thejesrseydevil on 12:43 am on April 1, 2002

Yo 4N4rKi3 b0mZz3 r k3w stop being a bitch and shut the fuck up the higher ups can do what ever the fuck they want its there site. Your thread was prob peice of shit anyway, and the only one thats knocken back cocks is you. Dumb shit.

— Posted by 4N4rKi3 b0mZz3 r k3w on 1:29 pm on April 1, 2002

Hey fuck, this was the thread I was talking about. It isn’t gone; only my post. Go back to the swingsets and let the big boys talk about grown-up things.

— Posted by Shrapnal5 on 8:19 am on April 3, 2002

why dont use just stick to C4 that is the shit man!!!! who gives a fuck about the rest, they even use that inclaymores this v-c shit would create such a mineute explosive that it wouldnt be worth making

— Posted by sinstar on 9:11 pm on April 3, 2002

LOL I know who you are Hephaestrus,roflmao

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