HAZARD ALERT: When ignited, produces an extremely hot (\>2000 ºC) reaction mixture that will throw sparks 10-15 feet and is difficult to stop. Wear face, hand and eye protection and use a safety shield when performing demonstration.
Storage: Inorganic #4 inside a Flinn Saf-Stor™ Can and then in a dedicated flammables cabinet.
Shelf Life: Good if stored safely.
CAS No. 69012-31-3
Technical Note: Thermit™ is a mixture of ferric oxide and very fine aluminum powder. The thermite reaction requires a temperature of almost 1200 ºC for ignition, and is best performed using specially designed igniting sticks (see next listing, T0086).
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