Granular swimming pool chlorine (calcium hypochlorite) and brake fluid (polyethylene glycol) react violently when mixed together, producing a fierce fireball. This paper proposes a mechanism which explains the production of the flammable products of the reaction by means of a radical fragmentation of polyethylene glycol.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Forensic Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 1991|
- calcium hypochlorite
- forensic science
- incendiary preparations
- polyethylene glycol