amyl nitrite


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amyl nitrite

[′am·əl ′nī‚trīt]
(organic chemistry)
(CH3)2CH(CH2)2NO2 A yellow liquid; soluble in alcohol, very slightly soluble in water; fruity odor; it is flammable and the vapor is explosive; used in medicine and perfumes. Also known as isoamyl nitrite.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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* Nitrites such as cyclohexyl nitrite, amyl nitrite, and butyl nitrite
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Also known as: poppers, amyl nitrite, butyl nitrite, isobutyl nitrite.
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