nitropropane

noun ni·tro·propane

Definition of nitropropane

  1. :  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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