n-Propyl Nitrite
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Title: n-Propyl Nitrite
CAS Registry Number: 543-67-9
CAS Name: Nitrous acid n-propyl ester
Molecular Formula: C3H7NO2
Molecular Weight: 89.09
Percent Composition: C 40.44%, H 7.92%, N 15.72%, O 35.92%
Line Formula: CH3CH2CH2ONO
Literature References: Prepd from silver nitrite and n-propyl bromide: Reynolds, Adkins, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 51, 279 (1929); from n-propanol, sodium nitrite, and dil sulfuric acid: Cowley, Partington, J. Chem. Soc. 1933, 1252.
Properties: Liquid. d420 0.8864. bp760 46-48°. nD20 1.3592; also reported as nD20 1.3613. Soluble in alcohol, ether.
Boiling point: bp760 46-48°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.3592; nD20 1.3613
Density: d420 0.8864
CAUTION: Inhalation causes vasodilation, smooth muscle relaxation, hypotension.
Use: Jet propellant.

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