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.
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However, the concentrations of ethyl nitrate are also pronounced at depths below 100 meters, where little sunlight reaches.
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.