Detailed Product Description:
A colorless flammable liquid. Soluble in water and alcohol. Nitromethane
is the simplest of the organic nitro compounds. It is a slightly viscous,
highly polar liquid commonly used as a solvent in a variety of industrial
applications such as in extractions, as a reaction medium, and as a cleaning
solvent. As an intermediate in organic synthesis, it is used widely in the
manufacture of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, fibers, and coatings. It is also
used as a racing fuel.
This is ACS Reagent Grade material with a minimum purity of 96%.
The principal use of nitromethane is as a stabilizer for chlorinated solvents
used in dry cleaning, semiconductor processing, and degreasing. It is also
used most effectively as a solvent or dissolving agent for acrylate monomers,
such as cyanoacrylates (more commonly known as "super-glue").
It is also used as a fuel in racing, particularly drag racing, as well as for
model airplane engines. For these applications, nitromethane is commonly
referred to as "nitro" or just "fuel". The oxygen content of nitromethane
enables it to burn with much less atmospheric oxygen in comparison to
hydrocarbons such as gasoline. For example, while 14.6 kg of air is
required to burn one kg of gasoline, only 1.7 kg of air is required to burn
one kg of nitromethane. Since an engine’s cylinder can only contain a
limited amount of air on each stroke, 8.7 times more nitromethane than
gasoline can be burned in one stroke. Nitromethane, however, has a
lower energy density—gasoline provides about 42–44 MJ/kg whereas
nitromethane provides only 11.3 MJ/kg.
Dangerous fire and explosion risk. Toxic by ingestion and inhalation.
Download, read, and understand the precautions described in the MSDS.
Click here to download MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)
Comes packed in 250ml boston round amber glass bottle. Also available
in 500ml size.