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Please note that there are price breaks per pound, the more that you get. Unless otherwise specified, the prices are, from left to right, the 1lb, 5lb, 10lb and 20 lb prices. See the Shipping Rates for more info. All the chemicals listed on this page (in blue) require a DOT-E-8249  Exemption box (see shipping rates for details)

The last thing listed behind the stock number is the hazardous class, if any, of the item. The Shipping class Legend follows. If any of these are listed after a chemical, that chemical is hazardous, but most of them may be shipped as a limited quantity with no hazmat. Those that can are as listed below in the color coding.

DW=Dangerous When Wet; SC=Spontaneously Combustible;
OX=Oxidizer; FS=Flammable Solid; FL=Flammable Liquid; PM=Poisonous Material;
CM=Corrosive Material; AG=Aerosol Gas; ORM=ORM-D (cannot be shipped with dissimilar hazmat items, but is not hazardous itself)

For our safety as well as yours, we ship everything according to applicable regulations. The DOT has no sense of humor whatsoever!

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Color Coding:
Green - means that particular item is not considered hazardous. However, items that are listed as ORM-D CANNOT be shipped to other countries (no international shipping). It is illegal to ship hazmat and/or ORM-D materials in international mail! E-mail us if you have a question on a partcular item. ORM-D's are not considered hazardous by domestic ground service.
Orange - means the item is normally hazardous, but we can ship it without a hazmat fee (in 1LB quanities, up to 10LBs, at 1LB price)
Red - means that the item must be shipped hazardously, regardless of qty ordered.
Blue - require a DOT-E-8249 Exemption box and hazardous fees.

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For the MSDS information buttons, please realize these may or may not be the same ones that come with your order. We have them included here for your convenience and they are pulled from the internet, not necessarily from the manufacturer that we get the material from.

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Cab-O-Sil - fumed colloidal silica, anti-cake agent - Stock #C125
This material is about as dense as cigarette smoke. 1% added to flash compounds will increase burn rates simply by increasing the web area thus allowing more oxygen to permeate the mix.. 1% also helps repel moisture. Also used to thicken adhesives and as a heat resistant component. Very popular chemical oxidizer anti-cake agent.

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$2.00/oz (approx. 1 qt in volume)                       order   $125.00/10 lb bag (ship wt 16lbs)

Calcium Acetate - [C4H6CaO4] powder, technical names; brown acetate of lime, gray acetate of lime.

Stock #C125CA

Hygroscopic crystalline powder soluble in water, slightly soluble in methanol. Can be used as a color agent for red/orange flame, star and strobe mixtures. Industrial uses include manufacture of acetone and acetic acid, in dyeing, tanning and curing skins, in lubricants, as a food stabilizer and as a corrosion inhibitor.

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Calcium Carbonate - powder, neutralizer, Used as a color agent for red/orange star and strobe mixtures, also an additive in adhesives (thickening agent), orange flames - Stock #C126

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$3.10 $14.30 $26.65 $48.10

Calcium Chloride - Stock #C126B
99% pure, uncoated. Dissolve in Methanol to make orange color alcohol flames.

$3.15 $14.30 $26.65 -----

Calcium Nitrate, [Ca(NO3)2] nitrocalcite, lime nitrate. Stock # C126C - OX

Granular/lumpy material crushes easily for use. Popularly used as an oxidizer in orange color flame mixtures. Dissolved in methanol for color alcohol flames (Ghost Mines), lamp oil, etc. Also used in explosives, fertilizers, matches and other pyrotechnics, corrosion inhibitor in diesel fuels, etc.. Highly soluble in water, freely soluble in methanol, acetone and ethanol. No ATFE required to purchase, no quantity restrictions.

$6.25/lb $28.25/5 lbs ----- -----


Calcium Silicide (calcium silicon), granular - Stock #C127 - SC

Used to make smoke comps, thermites, and mixed with iron oxide for self heating compositions for heating canned foods.

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Calcium Sulfate - anhydrous, [CaSO4] - 200 mesh - Stock #C127A
Beautiful Orange and redish orange flames in strobe mixtures. Also dissolved in methanol for color alcohol flame lamps.

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$4.35 $20.15 $37.00 $68.00


Carbamide Peroxide (CP), Urea Hydrogen Peroxide (UHP), granular [CH6N2O3], [CH4N2O• H2O2]  Stock #C199UHP - OX
Synonyms; Carbamide Peroxide (CP), Hydrogen Peroxide Carbamide, Percarbamide, Urea Peroxide, Perhydrol-Urea.  C 12.77%, H6.43%, N 29.78%, O 51.02%. Laboratory uses include extemporaneous preparation of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) where it is dissolved in water (2.5 parts water) to yield 34-35% H2O2. Used extensively as a disinfecting and bleaching agent in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals and in drugs. Both hydrogen peroxide and urea are used as fertilizers and thus, so is UHP. USPTO # 5079868 lists information on using UHP in pesticides, fungicides and bactericides (killing bacteria, fungi, viruses, mites, insects, and other pests) and as a spray to keep crops and fruit from frost damage. Firefox is actively testing UHP for an alternative to conventional oxidizers for pyrotechnic and propellants manufacturing. Dissolves readily in water.

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Carbospheres - Conductive carbon - 22% -325 mesh - Stock #CCARB

Hollow microspheres, very light weight manufactured for a paint additive in radar absorbing coatings for the stealth aircraft. It is conductive and can be used in conductive mixtures. Mixed with iron powders, it produces beautiful branching yellow sparks. Once this is gone, it's gone!! The manufacturer is no longer in business.

$5.25 $24.40 Sprcial Sale     order      $4.25/lb in 50 lb UPS drums ($212.50 total) (ship wt 65lbs)

Castor Oil - ricinoleic acid, chainlinking agent - Stock #C1271
Used in composite formulations using Polybutadienes and polyesters to chemically chainlink (structurally bond) the composite matrix. Only a few drops required. Goes a long way.

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$11.95/8 oz (ship wt 12 oz.)

Cellulose Acetate - binder/resin, acetone and MEKsoluble - Stock #C127B
Dissolve 1oz per quart of Acetoneor MEK for pressed composites; 1.5oz/qt of Acetone for igniters and primes; 3.5oz/qt of Acetone for concentrated butyrate. Dries clear or can be colored with dye. One pound will make up to 4 gallons of clear binder. Highly favored by Gary Purrington.

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Charcoal, Activated, wood microfine -100 mesh    Stock #C129 - ORM
Open cell structure accepts oxidizers for a more homogenous mixture. Also used in the same way to trap/filter out impurities from solutions.

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Charcoal - hardwood, air float, microfine - Stock #C130 - ORM
Our largest selling charcoal. Used extensively in fireworks and propellant compositions. All of these hardwood charcoals are made from mixed hardwoods.

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Charcoal - hardwood, granular, 6 mesh - Stock #C1326 - ORM
Mesh sizes 6 to 80 are used to create gold/orange sparks and tails.

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Charcoal - hardwood, granular, 10 mesh - Stock #C1321 - ORM
Mesh sizes 6 to 80 are used to create gold/orange sparks and tails.

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Charcoal - hardwood, granular, 20 mesh - Stock #C1322 - ORM
Mesh sizes 6 to 80 are used to create gold/orange sparks and tails.

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Charcoal - hardwood, granular, 36 mesh - Stock #C1323 - ORM
Mesh sizes 6 to 80 are used to create gold/orange sparks and tails.

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Charcoal - hardwood, granular, 80 mesh - Stock #C1328 - ORM
Mesh sizes 6 to 80 are used to create gold/orange sparks and tails.

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Chlorowax - Chlorez 700, chlorinated paraffin, chlorine donor (71%) - Stock #C132A
Chlorine donor to increase colors in color flame formulations. Also used as a fuel and flame suppressant in smoke mixtures. Use in powder form or it can be dissolved in acetone, alcohol or Xylene, or melted for use. Melted chlorowax cools to a rigid matrix. Good binding qualities.

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Citric Acid - anhydrous, organic acid monohydrate (2-hydroxy-1,2,3 Propanetricarboxylic Acid)    Stock #C132B

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Clay, Ceramic Fire Clay, 200 mesh, fine powder - Stock #C133

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Clay, Bentonite, Fine powder (Sodium Aluminum Silicate) - Stock#C133B

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$9.00/ 5 lb Box

Copper Acetate - cupric, Cu(C2H3O2)2H2O, powder (35% Cu)- Stock #C133CA - PM
For rich, deep blue flames.

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$14.30 $65.00 For rich, deep blues

Copper Carbonate - basic (cupric carbonate basic) [CuCO.C4(OH)2], fine powder - for blue flames (58% Cu)- Stock #C134

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Copper Chloride (cuprous) [CuCl2] - powder, for blue flames (47% Cu)- Stock #C134A - currently out of stock
Dissolved in water for soaking pine cones and similar for blue flame firestarters.

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Copper (II) Nitrate, [Cu(NO3)] cupric nitrate, 34% Cu. Stock # C134CN - OX

Combination color doner and oxidizer for blue colors. Also used as a burn rate catalyst in rocket propellants, air bag gas generators and other propellants. In pyrotechnics, besides being used as a burn rate catalyst, it is used to create blue and purple flame compositions. It is used in fungicides, herbicides, wood preservatives, ceramic colorants, mordant in textile dying, etc.. Freely soluble in water and in alcohols. No ATFE required to purchase - no quantity restrictions.

$36.00/lb $169.00/5 lbs -------

Copper Oxide - cupric, [CuO] black, fine powder (80% Cu)- Stock #C136
Propellant burn rate catalyst and blue flames. Excellent blues in composite stars and rocket propellants.

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$9.25 $44.00 $83.30 Now Back in stock!

Copper Oxychloride - fine powder, [3CuO.CuCl2.3.5H2O] for blue flames (59% Cu)- Stock #C138 - PM

Substitute for copper chloride.


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Copper Sulfate - [CuSO4-CuO] for blue color flames (40% Cu)- Stock #C140
Purportedly safe to use with Ammonium Perchlorate by Shimizu. Dissolve in methanol for color alcohol flames, in water for treating pine cones for blue color firestarters. Also used as a fungicide for plants and seed treatment.

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$7.20 $33.00 $61.50 $111.00

Cryolite (Greenland Spar, sodium fluoaluminate), [Na3AlF6] powder, for yellow flames - Stock #C144

$6.15/ lb $27.90/ 5 lbs $50.00/ 10 lbs

Curing Agent - Perkadox CH-50, dibenzoyl peroxide, 50% with dicyclohexyl phthalate. Stock # C144/CH50

A white/off white powder curative used as a polymerization initiator for plastics and resins. It is added in quantities of .5 to 5% to cure resins such as styrenes, polyesters (including thermoset resins), vinyl acetate, acrylonitrile, acryl esters, diallyl phthalate and other similar resins and/or combinations thereof. It is also used as an alternative for the more hazardous methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP). Heat and/or Perkadox 14S-FL (listed below) is applied to increase the (cure) rate of polymerization.

Powder replacement for the more hazardous, hard to get Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide

   $9.95/ 8oz tub


Curing / Crosslinking Agent - Perkadox 14S-FL, Di(tert-butylperoxyisopropyl) benzene, powder 96%

Stock # C144/14S

Perkadox 14S-FL is used as a crosslinking agent/polymerization initiator for plastics. Added in the amounts of .5 to 1% to fortify the chemical bond of the cured resins such as styrenes, polyesters (including thermoset resins), vinyl acetate, acrylonitrile, acryl esters, diallyl phthalate and other similar resins and/or combinations thereof. Heat may also be supplied to increase the rate of polymerization. Used with Perkadox CH-50 and many other curatives.

   $9.95/ 4oz bottle


Curing Agent Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide (MEKP) 35-40% in Dimethyl Phthalate liquid curing agent - Stock #CMEKP
Wikipedia; Concentrated Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide (MEKP) is an organic peroxide, a high explosive similar to acetone peroxide. MEKP is a colorless, oily liquid whereas acetone peroxide is a white powder at STP; MEKP is slightly less sensitive to shock and temperature, and more stable in storage. MEKP is a severe skin irritant and can cause progressive corrosive damage or blindness.
Dilute solutions of 30 to 60% MEKP are used in industry and by hobbyists as the catalyst which initiates the crosslinking of unsaturated polyester resins used in glass-reinforced plastics, and casting. For this application, MEKP is dissolved in dimethyl phthalate, cyclohexane peroxide, or diallyl phthalate to reduce sensitivity to shock. Benzoyl peroxide (Perkadox CH-50) can be used for the same purpose. The standard ratio is 1 oz. of MEKP to 1 gallon of polyester resin. For smaller quantities, please refer to the ratios below. Because there are numerous factors that govern the cure rate of the resin, the ratios listed are suggested starting points only. Always do a test with a small amount of resin first before mixing up a larger batch.
                                                                          1 oz resin: 20 drops MEKP
                                                                          16 oz resin: 1/8 oz MEKP
                                                                          32 oz resin: 1/4 oz MEKP
                                                                          64 oz resin: 1/2 oz MEKP

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Curing Agent - Tert-Butyl Peroxybenzoate (TBPB), (Tert-Butyl Benzenecarboperoxide), liquid [C11H14O3]   Stock # CTBPB
TBPB is a clear, semi-clear liquid with an oxidizer content of 8% used for the polymerization or co-polymerization of a variety of polymers and plastics. It has a density @ 20°C of 1040 kg/m3,  and a viscosity @ 20°C of 6 mPa.s.
Applications (taken from Tianjin McEit website)
1. Polymerization of styrene; TBPB can be used for the polymerization and copolymerization of styrene in the temperature range of 100-140°C. During polymerization the temperature is increased in steps.
2. Polymerization of acrylates and methacrylates; TBPB can be used as initiator for the solution (co)polymerization of acrylates and methacrylates in the temperatures range of 100-170°C, amongst others for the coatings. TBPB can also be applied as an initiator for the bulk and suspension (co)polymerization of acrylates and methacrylates.
3. Polymerization of ethylene; TBPB is an efficient initiator for the ethylene polymerization under high pressure in both autoclave and tubular processes.To obtain a wide spectrum of polymerization temperatures, combinations with other peroxides are applied in practice. Depending on reaction conditions. TBPB is active in the temperature range of 220-270°C.
4. Other applications; TBPB can also be used for the (co)polymerization of acrylonitrile and vinyl acetate.
5. Crosslinking Peroxides; TBPB, is suitable for crosslinking of EPDM rubber compounds at ambient temperature within some weeks. Rubber compounds containing TBPB have moderate processing safety in combination with a very high speed of cure.
6. Peroxides for Thermoset Resins; TBPB, tert-butyl peroxybenzoate, is an aromatic perester, which is used for the curing of unsaturated polyester resins at elevated temperatures. TBPB is preferred for the curing of UP resin based Hot Press Moulding formulations (SMC, BMC, ZMC etc) in the temperature range of 120 - 170°C.

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