Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Kinetite, a high explosive, consists of nitro-benzole thickened or gelatinised by the addition of collodion cotton, incorporated with finely-ground chlorate of potash and precipitated sulphide of antimony, and exists as an orange-coloured plastic mass. It needs a, comparatively high temperature for ignition, cannot when unconfined be readily exploded by heat, and is little affected by water unless the immersion be prolonged; but it is very sensitive to combined friction and percussion, and deficient in chemical stability.