Methyl nitrite

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Methyl nitrite
CAS Number
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Chemical and physical data
Molar mass61.04 g/mol

The chemical compound methyl nitrite is an alkyl nitrite made from methanol. Synonyms for methyl nitrite include:

  • Methyl alcohol nitrite
  • Nitrous acid, methyl ester
  • Nitramethyl

This compound is produced by the combustion of unleaded petrol, and may be a cause of the decline of the House Sparrow in Europe.[1]

See also


  1. British Birds, vol 100, September 2007, p558.

External links

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