Douchermann's Chemistry and Pyrotechnics Tutorials and other information







Ignorance is my intolerance; This website was established to combat the relentless propagation of ignorance by the media.

Alternative methods of self annihilation


Includes some inorganic syntheses, proper laboratory technique, safety rules, list of some popular OTC chemicals, along with proper use and maintenance of laboratory equipment.


I usually always video-tape detonations and tests of different materials. Unfortunately I can not find all of my videos, but I did provide you with the ones I have found.

Inorganic Preparations

Here you'll find syntheses of many common (and some uncommon) inorganic compounds. These include, but are not limited to acids, bases, gasses, elements, and salts.

Chemistry involving the carbon-carbon bond and other organics. Includes organic chemistry terminology, as well as a large database of syntheses. All written and performed by me.

Viewers Syntheses

For those readers of my site that venture out on their own. Some have great success with the experiments they try, so here you'll find syntheses written by them, with credit to them.

Compounds with high energy capable of great destruction

Running your lab

Information within includes information to start up a lab, and run it, in your own place of residence.

Pretty colors and the smell of sulfur. Contains information from black powder manufacture to complicated aerial shell manufacture.

DIY - Do It Yourself

This is the stuff that couldn't fit elsewhere. Includes personal thoughts/opinions, failed experiments, media bashing, my lab, etc.

Ways to make sure your pyrotechnic or explosive device go off. Includes electric ignitions, and fuse/flame based ignition methods. Also contains information on making detonators.

Contact Info

Methods you can use to contact me. Don't worry, I don't bite.

About Me

Read information about the creator of this web site (me).


Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any of your actions. I suggest you do not make anything shown on this web site. Some of the chemicals used or chemicals produced (or both) are very dangerous and toxic and in some cases can cause nerve damage, brain damage, reproductive organ damage or could possibly kill you if handled wrong. Anything on this web site are meant for information purposes only. I can not be held responsible for any of your actions under any conditions. Keep it safe and live long.

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