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    Author(s): A. Broido
    Date: 1961
    Source: Science. 133(3465): 1701-1702
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    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.

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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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