Volume 36, Issue 1 (January 1991)

    Methenamine—An Unusual Component in an Improvised Incendiary Device

    (Received 25 January 1990; accepted 4 April 1990)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    An improvised incendiary device intended to be concealed in a cigarette pack was recovered before its assembly was completed. The chemical components identified were concentrated sulfuric acid, sucrose, potassium chlorate, and methenamine. Methenamine will support combustion and was probably included as a fuel to keep the fire burning longer.


    Author Information:

    Blackledge, RD
    Senior forensic chemist, Naval Investigative Services Regional Forensic Laboratory, San Diego, CA


    Stock #: JFS13027J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13027J

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    Title Methenamine—An Unusual Component in an Improvised Incendiary Device
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30