Synonyms: Perchloric acid, sodiumsalt, monohydrate
Recommended Use : Explosives, rocket fuel. For general blasting purposes in quarrying and/ or mining operations
An exceptional oxidizer with additional useful properties, perchlorate is widely used today by industry as an initiator in industrial explosives.
- used in difficult blasting applications
- Sensitizing agent – Some of the modern commercial explosives products may contain sodium perchlorate as a chemical sensitizing agent. These products may include emulsions, water gels, delay elements in detonators, and some seismic explosives.
- Under some circumstances, an explosives manufacturer may use a chemical sensitizer such as perchlorate to increase the shock-initiation sensitivity of an emulsion or water gel product.
Emulsion and water gel–type products sensitized using perchlorates are generally designed for specialized applications such as wet/hard/dense rock blasting, in applications to expand drilling patterns or to address excessive rock burdens, in tight underground cuts and tight trenching situations, high precompression conditions, and deep wet trenches and boreholes. In these applications, including certain trenching and utility work, some mine blasting, and specific construction-related blasting activities, perchlorates may be used to preserve product sensitivity where normal sensitizing agents may be conditionally compromised. In these applications, perchlorates have been found particularly effective in maintaining the sensitivity of the explosive.
Perchlorate-containing explosives typically have a high density and high explosive energy, making them suitable in wet/hard/dense rock blasting applications, or in general blasting applications to expand drilling patterns or to address excessive rock burdens. Additional situations where perchlorate-containing products are sometimes used include tight underground cuts, tight trenching applications, deep wet trenches, deep wet boreholes, and locations with high pre-compression conditions.
The content of perchlorate in these products is variable, depending on the manufacturer, but can be 20% to 30% or more by weight.
Molecular Formula: : NaClO4.H2O
Cas Number: 7791-07-3
Appearance: Clear, colorless
Form: White crystalline solid
Boiling point: 482 °C
Melting/freezing point: 130℃
Specific gravity: 2.02
Flash point: 400℃
1- TRANSPORT INFORMATION
- Transport-UN 1502
- Hazard Class No. 5.1
- Packing Group: II
- H.S. Code: 2829.9000
2- STORAGE & HANDLING
- Sodium perchlorate should be stored separately
-Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated place and out of direct sunlight. Store away from incompatible materials described in
-Keep containers closed when not in use - check regularly for spills.
25kg PE/PP bags
25kg PE/PP bags (Pallets)
4. Environmental impact
-To the extent practical, avoid the use of perchlorate-containing explosive products when surface or groundwater can be affected with particular attention: Within and adjacent to the recharge areas of public drinking water supply wells and within and adjacent to the sensitive watershed areas of public drinking water supply reservoirs.
- Take reasonable steps to prevent and address misfires. In cases where explosives or blasting agents are washed or removed from a borehole following a misfire, reasonable efforts should be made to collect and properly manage or dispose of perchlorate-containing materials. In all cases, the safety of workers and the general public is of paramount concern.
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