Quinitricetyline is a toxic and highly combustable chemical. Large amounts of quinitricetyline were stored in drums in the Fiorina 161 Correctional Unit leadworks on Fiorina 161. David commented that he saw a drum of the stuff explode, which put a tug in drydock for 17 weeks. The prisoners used the liquid to as fuel to drive the Runner into a toxic waste containment unit, but it was ignited too early due to the intervention of the alien. This caused a number of the prisoners to be killed in the resulting explosion.