- Ethyl nitrite
Ethyl nitrite Identifiers PubChem ChemSpider Jmol-3D images Image 1 Properties Molecular formula C2H5NO2 Molar mass 75.07 g mol−1 Boiling point
17 °C, 290 K, 63 °F
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Ethyl nitrite is the main ingredient in a traditional ethanol-based South African remedy for colds and flu known as Witdulsies and sold in pharmacies. It is known as a traditional Afrikaans remedy and may have Dutch roots, as the same remedy is apparently made by the Germano-Dutch Amish people in the USA. However FDA has blocked over-the-counter sales of this same remedy, known in the USA as sweet nitrite or sweet spirit of nitre since 1980.
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- ^ http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/DevelopmentResources/Over-the-CounterOTCDrugs/StatusofOTCRulemakings/ucm072140.htm
Alkyl nitrites ("Poppers")
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