Air Bag Gas
Name: Karen Zeno
What other chemicals can we used that aren't that
poisonous as sodium acid in a car airbag that will do the same reaction?
I know very little about automotive air bags, but I do know that two
compounds commonly used as gas-generating agents are sodium azide (not acid)
and tetrazole. I don't know anythning about their toxicities.
Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois
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