ethyl nitrate

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, sweet, water-insoluble, extremely explosive liquid, C 2 H 5 NO 3 , used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Also called nitric ether. Unabridged
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Nitrous esters may be employed for the manufacture of hydrazoic acid, eg, ethyl nitrate in the presence of sodium hydroxide.
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