- Amyl nitrate
Amyl nitrate Identifiers CAS number ChemSpider Jmol-3D images Image 1 Properties Molecular formula C5H11NO3 Molar mass 133.15 g mol−1 Boiling point
Hazards Flash point 47.8 °C (what is: /?)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Amyl nitrate is the chemical compound with the formula CH3(CH2)4ONO2. This molecule consists of the 5-carbon amyl group attached to a nitrate functional group. It is the ester of amyl alcohol and nitric acid.
Alkyl nitrates are employed as reagents in organic synthesis. Amyl nitrate is used as an additive in diesel fuel, where it acts as an 'ignition improver' by accelerating the ignition of fuel.
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