The chemical compound isopropyl nitrite (or 2-propyl nitrite) is an alkyl nitrite made from isopropanol. It is a clear pale yellow oil.
Isopropyl nitrite is one of the compounds used as poppers, an inhalant drug that induces a brief euphoria. Isopropyl nitrite has largely replaced Isobutyl nitrite in poppers.
Has been associated with Eye Maculopathy visual impairment with central scotomata, associated to bilateral foveal yellow spots and IS/OS junction disruption.
- ^ Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, CRC Press, 85th edition
- ^ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3496104/