Guanidine nitrateEdit


Formula: NH:C(NH2)2.HNO3Edit

Description: White crystals. It is quite stable against shock and friction and not hygroscopic . It is used in some strobe compositions  where it is decomposed by copper salts or other compounds acting as catalysts. Some smoke  formulas employ guanidine nitrate. It also found use in toy rocket fuels  such as JETEX and may be found in some explosives. It is quite attractive because it has a high gas output, low flame temperature, and non-toxic combustion products.

Hazard symbols: O, Xn