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There is a PPH video wherein Philip discusses this, and if I recall what struck me is that azide requires special storage and could put first responders at risk.

Find N if possible.
 
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There is a PPH video wherein Philip discusses this, and if I recall what struck me is that azide requires special storage and could put first responders at risk.

Find N if possible.
Azides (particularly sodium azide) form explosive compounds when mixed with metals. Higher reactive and unstable (shock sensitive). So not a thing to fool around with IMO.

I dealt with hazmat for a time in my career and that stuff scared everyone- especially the fire department.
 
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Smilla

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Azides (particularly sodium azide) for explosive compounds when mixed with metals. Higher reactive and unstable (shock sensitive). So not a thing to fool around with IMO.

I dealt with hazmat for a time in my career and that stuff scared everyone- especially the fire department.

Hey Phillistine,
Don’t mean to hijack this thread but off topic will my method (nitrogen gas via exit bag) necessitate the hazmat? I know it poses zero risk to anyone but if I leave a note to first responders wxplaining my method will they typically follow this or will hazmat automatically be called in?
 
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Depends on local first resonders protocol - if they suspect an oxygen deficient environment they would call. EMS wouldn’t know and even with an explanation would probably defer to fire department with a 4-gas meter to verify.

First responders motto - when in doubt “sniff” it out (i.e. use a meter)
 
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