methyl nitrate


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methyl nitrate

[′meth·əl ′nī‚trāt]
(organic chemistry)
CH3NO3 Explosive liquid boiling at 60°C; slightly soluble in water, soluble in ether and alcohol; used as a rocket propellant.
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This less pure form may often contain other chemicals or gases such as methyl nitrate which can lead to oxygen deficiency in the human body.
A fourth candidate - methyl nitrate - is unusual in that it will explode as soon as it is combined with another substance.
Methyl nitrate concentrations are highest in surface waters, where sunlight-absorbing phytoplankton form the base of the ocean's food chain.