|Molar mass||133.15 g·mol−1|
|Boiling point||104 °C (219 °F; 377 K)|
|Flash point||47.8 °C (118.0 °F; 320.9 K)|
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
|what is: / ?)(|
Amyl nitrate is the chemical compound with the formula CH3(CH2)4ONO2. This molecule consists of the 5-carbon amyl group attached to a nitrate functional group. It is the ester of amyl alcohol and nitric acid.
Alkyl nitrates are employed as reagents in organic synthesis. Amyl nitrate is used as an additive in diesel fuel, where it acts as an 'ignition improver' by accelerating the ignition of fuel.
- Amyl nitrite - a similarly named chemical used to treat heart diseases and cyanide poisoning
- Poppers - the recreational drugs, which are nitrites, not nitrates