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Title: Effect of fire-extinguishing agents on combustion of sucrose

Author: Broido, A.;

Date: 1961

Source: Science. 133(3465): 1701-1702

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Although sucrose and cellulose are both carbohydrates of basically similar composition, the very materials which have been found to be most effective in preventing flaming combustion of cellulose are also effective in causing sugar cubes to support flame.

Keywords: pyrolysis, ignition

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Broido, A. 1961. Effect of fire-extinguishing agents on combustion of sucrose. Science. 133(3465): 1701-1702.


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