Astrolite is not a chemical compound but rather a two component high explosive mixture. Its claim to fame is it has the highest explosive velocity of all chemical explosives, a distant second only to a nuclear blast, a claim that is entirely false. Only that anarchist crap still thinks that Astrolite is super powerful. The truth is, its low density makes it unlikely to achieve a detonation comparable to more common explosives Astrolite G is a mixture of ammonium nitrate and hydrazine, Astrolite A adds aluminum powder to the mix for extra power. Hydrazine is a very toxic, corrosive, and dangerous chemical that you will never be able to get. The fumes can kill you in seconds if breathed in a confined area. I have devoted a section to hydrazine and its safety in the chemical synthesis section.
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To make Astrolite G, add 200 g of ammonium nitrate to a large beaker and stir in 100 mL of hydrazine, mix well. For Astrolite A add 40 g of aluminum powder to the Astrolite G mixture. It is best to make the mixture immediately before use because the ammonium nitrate becomes sensitive to detonation once hydrazine is added. Professional blasters make their mixtures in the field at the blast site for greater safety. Each component is measured out in separate containers, transported to the site, mixed, allowed to sit for 20 minutes, and detonated. As separate components they are very safe (well as safe as hydrazine can get) and the mixing is easy. Astrolite can be detonated even when it has been poured out on the ground and left for 4 days. More Astrolite can be prepared by observing a 2:1 ratio of ammonium nitrate to hydrazine by weight and 1:5 of aluminum powder to ammonium nitrate by weight. You will need a graduated cylinder for measuring liquids and a stirring rod for mixing.
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