chemical compound isopropyl nitrite (or 2-propyl nitrite) is an alkyl nitrite made from isopropanol. It is a clear pale yellow oil.
Applications [ edit ]
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.
Isopropyl nitrite has been associated with eye
maculopathy, visual impairment with central scotomata, bilateral foveal yellow spots, and inner segment/outer segment (IS/OS) junction disruption, which may be reversible. 
The compound may also be potentially harmful to human body - inhaling isopropyl nitrite [and other
alkyl nitrites] vapor could lead to headache and extremely low blood pressure as well as increased body temperature, even death.
References [ edit ]
Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, CRC Press, 85th edition
Davies, AJ; Kelly, SP; Naylor, SG; Bhatt, PR; Mathews, JP; Sahni, J; Haslett, R; McKibbin, M (2012). "Adverse ophthalmic reaction in poppers users: case series of 'poppers maculopathy. '" Eye (Lond). 26: 1479–86. doi: 10.1038/eye.2012.191. PMC . 3496104 PMID 23079752.
Inserm. "Des pertes visuelles chez les consommateurs de poppers". www.inserm.fr (in French) . Retrieved . 2017-01-23