hydrazoic acid

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a colorless explosive liquid that is volatile and poisonous and foul-smelling

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Betterton's studies have confirmed a widespread suspicion that once released from its cannister, hydrazoic acid breaks down in sunlight.
Because hydrazoic acid can oxidize into harmless nitrogen dioxide--as the azide does when airbags inflate--the Arizona group began scouting for naturally occurring agents that might neutralize the poison in water or moist soil.