[Letters to Editor]


THE letter of Mr. Power in NATURE of February 3 directs attention to a danger common to the use of any of the metallic reducing agents, and, although well known to a few for many years, it is not at all generally recognised. Even the well-known reaction Fe2,O3+2Al=Al2O3+2Fe, if performed in the way described, is positively dangerous unless all the precaution necessary for a violent explosion be taken.

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JENKINS, H. [Letters to Editor]. Nature 82, 428 (1910). https://doi.org/10.1038/082428c0

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