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Glück, Johann; Klapötke, Thomas M. and Sabatini, Jesse J. (2018): Flare or strobe: a tunable chlorine-free pyrotechnic system based on lithium nitrate. In: Chemical Communications, Vol. 54, No. 7: pp. 821-824

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The development of a red, chlorine-/strontium-free pyrotechnic composition which serves as either a strobe or a flare is reported. The observed strobing behaviour of a red-light emitting composition of Mg/LiNO3/hexamine/binder was investigated. Additives like 5-amino-1H-tetrazole and nitrocellulose were used to increase the strobing frequency and achieve constant burning.

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