nitropropane

noun
ni·tro·propane

Definition of nitropropane 

: either of two liquid nitroparaffins C3H7NO2 made usually by hot vapor-phase nitration of propane and used chiefly as industrial solvents and in chemical synthesis:

a : the primary derivative CH3CH2CH2NO2

called also 1-nitropropane

b : the secondary derivative CH3CH(NO2)CH3

called also 2-nitropropane

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