ethyl nitrate


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ethyl nitrate

[¦eth·əl ′nī‚trāt]
(organic chemistry)
C2H5NO3 A colorless, flammable liquid, boiling at 87.6°C; used in perfumes, drugs, and dyes and in organic synthesis.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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During extended cruises from England to the South Atlantic Ocean, Liss and his colleagues measured the concentrations of methyl and ethyl nitrates in samples of surface and deep water, as well as in air samples collected over the waves.
The methyl and ethyl nitrates appear to be produced by different mechanisms.