Effect of Fire-Extinguishing Agents on Combustion of Sucrose

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Science  26 May 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3465, pp. 1701-1702
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3465.1701


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.