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|Synonyms||Nitrous acid, cyclohexyl ester; N-Cyclohexyl nitrite; Cyclohexyl alcohol nitrite; C-hexyl nitrite; O-Nitrosocyclohexanol|
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|3D model (JSmol)|
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.
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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