mercury fulminate

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Synonyms for mercury fulminate

a fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated

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The prosecutor said Copeland drew on The Terrorists' Handbook in early experiments to make "a proper bomb" using ammonium nitrate as explosive and mercury fulminate as a detonator.
Opinion said investigations showed there was ''a large quantity'' of materials such as mercury fulminate, trinitrotoluene and pentrarrythritol tetranitrate inside the one-story annex building housing the bureau's special investigation unit.
Nobel's first detonator used gunpowder, but by 1865 it was replaced by mercury fulminate, the first molecular initiating explosive put to commercial use.
Refinements in detonators have resulted in many changes, including the replacement of mercury fulminate by safer alternatives.