lead azide


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lead′ az′ide

(lɛd)
n.
a highly toxic, colorless crystalline compound, Pb(N3)2, that detonates at 660°F (350°C) and is used as a detonator for explosives.
[1910–15]
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They also said that each bomb was attached to a syringe containing lead azide, a chemical initiator that would have detonated PETN explosives packed into each printer cartridge.
The official also said that each bomb was attached to a syringe containing lead azide, a chemical initiator that would have detonated PETN explosives packed into each computer printer toner cartridge.
The bomb also contained lead azide, which is used in detonators.
Summary: Dubai Police specialists said the package contained the highly explosive PETN and lead azide substances
The cartridge held PETN and plastic explosives mixed with lead azide - often used in detonators.
The device was rigged to an electric circuit, and a mobile phone chip was hidden inside the printer, as well as the compound lead azide, which can be used in detonators.
The bomb also contained lead azide, an explosive compound which can be used in detonators.
also as PETN, lead azide, an electric circle and a remote-control detonator,
The original caps used chlorate of potash with fulminate of mercury, but most modern primers use lead azide, potassium per-chlorate or lead styphnate.
Also found at the property were overalls, large quantities of surgical gloves, packages for chemicals including sodium chlorate (weedkiller), sulphuric acid, sulphur and lead azide, plus tools and face masks.