Gold, Explosive
Title: Gold, Explosive
CAS Registry Number: 1332-12-3
Additional Names: "Fulminating gold"
Literature References: An auric compd of nitrogen. Obtained by the action of ammonia on auric chloride or ammonium chloride on auric oxide: Raschig, Ann. 235, 355 (1886); Weitz, Ann. 410, 117 (1915).
Properties: Dark brown powder, which explodes on heating or rubbing to give gold, nitrogen, and ammonia. Exact compn of the compd is unknown since it is too explosive to be dried. Therefore, the only elements that can be determined are gold, nitrogen, and chlorine.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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