Agent Name

Isopropyl nitrate

CAS Number

1712-64-7

Formula

C3-H7-N-O3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Isopropylester kyseliny dusicne [Czech]; Nitric acid, 1-methylethyl ester; Nitric acid, isopropyl ester; [ChemIDplus] 2-Propyl nitrate; [CAMEO] UN1222

Category

Nitrates and Nitrites

Description

Clear colorless liquid with a pleasant odor; [CAMEO]

Comments

A strong oxidizing agent; [CAMEO] May cause irritation; May induce methemoglobinemia; Targets the blood, nerves, and smooth muscle; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Amyl nitrate."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

34.1 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 29,000 mg/m3/2hr

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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