Ethyl nitrite

CAS No.: 109-95-5
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Formula: C2H5NO2
Exact Mass: 75.03200
Molecular Weight: 75.06660
PSA: 38.66000
LogP: 0.70430
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The chemical compound ethyl nitrite is an alkyl nitrite. It may be prepared from ethanol.
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.

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Appearance & Physical State:COLORLESS TO YELLOW LIQUID
Density:0.792 g/mL at 25ºC
Boiling Point:20ºC at 760 mmHg
Flash Point:59
Refractive Index:n20/D 1.36
Storage Condition:Refrigerator

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RTECS:RA0810000
Hazard Class:3.1
Safety Statements:S7
HS Code:2920909090
Packing Group:I
RIDADR:UN 1194 3
Risk Statements:R11
Hazard Codes:F; Xn; E

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