amyl nitrate

noun
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of amyl nitrate

1 : a colorless liquid ester C5H11NO3 of amyl alcohol and nitric acid
2 : amyl nitrite not used technically

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First Known Use of amyl nitrate

1867


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