Strontium Chloride, 100g For Sale
The crystals of Strontium Chloride are white and crystalline. It has no odour and a harsh, bitter taste. Both water and alcohol solubility. It’s used in pyrotechnics and electron tubes as a source of strontium ions. It produces a crimson flame.
Creating the Colour Red Flame
Prior to igniting, pine cones, wood chips, or newspaper rolls can be soaked in a Strontium Chloride solution for a vibrant red fireplace display.
Soak desiccated pine cones, wood chips, or even rolled-up newspapers in a Strontium Chloride chemical solution that has been specially prepared.
How to act
Mix approximately one pound (500g) of Strontium Chloride per gallon of water in a plastic container to treat your desiccated material. A five-gallon pail that is empty is optimal. Avoid metal containers, as certain compounds may react and corrode them. When working with chemicals, use rubber gloves and safety eyewear. Work outdoors or in a suitable work area. Certain compounds may discolour the work surface.
A day of immersion should provide sufficient time for the Strontium Chloride to penetrate the wood. Then, remove and drain over the pail before spreading on newspaper to dry. Additionally, the newspaper can be burned by rolling and securely wrapping it into “logs.”
Burn the treated material in a fireplace with adequate ventilation. Wait until your fire has burned down to a few coals and a low flame before adding the treated material for the finest colour display.
The use of Strontium Chloride-containing wax cakes is a second method for producing red fireplace colours. Melt paraffin in a double boiler to begin. Do not dissolve over an open flame or it may ignite. Stir in one or two tablespoons of the chemical’s powdered form. Pour the melted wax into small paper cake containers while it is still liquid.