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.
|Appearance & Physical State:||COLORLESS TO YELLOW LIQUID|
|Density:||0.792 g/mL at 25ºC|
|Boiling Point:||20ºC at 760 mmHg|
|Refractive Index:||n20/D 1.36|
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|RIDADR:||UN 1194 3|
|Hazard Codes:||F; Xn; E|