|Preferred IUPAC name
Ethyl alcohol nitrite
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||g·mol−1 75.067|
|Boiling point||17 °C (63 °F; 290 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
Ethyl nitrite is the main ingredient in a traditional ethanol-based South African remedy for colds and flu known as Witdulsies and sold in pharmacies. It is known as a traditional Afrikaans remedy and may have Dutch roots, as the same remedy is apparently made by the Germano-Dutch Amish people in the USA. However FDA has blocked over-the-counter sales of this same remedy, known in the USA as sweet nitrite or sweet spirit of nitre since 1980. Its use has been associated with fatal methemoglobinemia.
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