Cyclohexyl nitrite

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Cyclohexyl nitrite
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Clinical data
Synonyms Nitrous acid, cyclohexyl ester; N-Cyclohexyl nitrite; Cyclohexyl alcohol nitrite; C-hexyl nitrite; O-Nitrosocyclohexanol
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Chemical and physical data
Formula C6H11NO2
Molar mass 129.16
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The compound cyclohexyl nitrite is an organic nitrite compound, with formula C6H11ONO. It is the ester of cyclohexanol and nitrous acid. It is an alkyl nitrite like amyl nitrite and butyl nitrite. It acts as an antianginal due to vasodilation.

Like all alkyl nitrites cyclohexyl nitrite has relatively low boiling point at 42°C [ 107.6 F ] witch makes it to develop vapor really fast.[1]

Even in room temperature, this makes the chemical very unstable and potentially harmful to human body - inhaling the cyclohexyl nitrite vapor could lead to headache and dangerously low blood pressure.

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